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Morning Bag Skate: Regina Pats face Acadie-Bathurst Titan in Memorial Cup final

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2018 Memorial Cup - Semifinals Photo by Marissa Baecker/Getty Images

The Regina Pats look to become the second straight host team to win the Memorial Cup when they face off against QMJHL champion Acadie-Bathurst Titan on Sunday. Puck drop is at 6 p.m. Central time with the game being broadcasted on NHL Network.

A victory would tie Regina with the OHL’s Oshawa Generals for the most Memorial Cup all time at five. Titan is seeking its first title.

The Stanley Cup Final begins Monday with the expansion Vegas Golden Knights hosting the Washington Capitals at T-Mobile Arena.

After falling in a 0-3 hole, the Rockford IceHogs — the Chicago Blackhawks’ AHL affiliate — have won two straight and face the Texas Stars in Game 6 of the Western Conference Final on Monday in Texas.

The winner will face the Toronto Marlies, who swept the Lehigh Valley Phanthoms in the Eastern Conference Final. The Marlies are on a nine-game win streak since losing to the Utica Comets in Game 4 of their first-round series.


**Rozner: Capitals, Steve Richmond have eyes on big prize (The Daily Herald)

**DeBrincat had dazzling rookie season (SCH)

**IceHogs vs. Stars schedule (SCH)


**0 for 50: Blues’ championship drought is moving into elite company (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

**Nashville is all in for former Preds coach Trotz as Capitals return to Cup Final (The Tennessean)


**Stanley Cup Final schedule (SBN)

**7 reasons the Capitals vs. Golden Knights Stanley Cup Final is going to be a classic (SBN)

**Agent: No contract talks expected this summer, but Kucherov ‘wants to stay’ (The Score)


**Memorial Cup: Tournament’s two highest-scoring teams face off (Sportsnet)

**USA Hockey’s aim to grow the game challenged by Vanbiesbrouck hire (The Athletic)

**Flyers prospect Hart named CHL goalie of the year again (Broad Street Hockey)

**Lightning prospect Alex Barré-Boulet wins the CHL player of the year award (Raw Charge)

**Denver promotes 28-year-old assistant Carle to head coach (Mile High Hockey)