Luke Johnson scored the game-winner and Jeff Glass made 40 saves for the Rockford IceHogs, the Chicago Blackhawks’ AHL affiliate, in a 3-1 victory over the Texas Stars in Game 5 of the AHL’s Western Conference Final on Friday at BMO Harris Bank Center.
Texas now holds a 3-2 series lead as the series shifts back to Texas for Game 6 on Monday night.
**DeBrincat had dazzling rookie season (SCH)
**IceHogs vs. Stars schedule (SCH)
**Nashville is all in for former Preds coach Trotz as Capitals return to Cup Final (The Tennessean)
**Preds’ RFAs: How much should Saros, Hartman, Salomaki cost? (The Tennessean)
**Stanley Cup Final schedule (SBN)
**7 reasons the Capitals vs. Golden Knights Stanley Cup Final is going to be a classic (SBN)
**Ovechkin is painting his masterpiece (SBN)
**Kuznetsov’s transition to borderline superstar (The Washington Post)
**Penguins fans still have love for Golden Knights’ Fleury (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
**Canucks sign top prospect Pettersson to ELC (Nucks Misconduct)
**Oilers hire Glen Gulutzan, Trent Yawney as assistant coaches (Copper N Blue)
**Memorial Cup: Regina clinches spot in final with win over Hamilton (Sportsnet)
**Denver promotes 28-year-old assistant Carle to head coach (Mile High Hockey)