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Morning Bag Skate: Rockford IceHogs top Texas Stars, force Game 6

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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)