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Morning Bag Skate: Rockford IceHogs to face Texas Stars in Game 6

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After falling in a 3-0 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 West 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.

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


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

**DeBrincat had dazzling rookie season (SCH)

**IceHogs vs. Stars schedule (SCH)


**Nichushkin’s agent confident deal will be worked out with Stars soon (The Athletic)

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


**Stanley Cup Final schedule (SBN)

**Surreal Vegas-Washington series the ‘Final that was never meant to be’ (Sportsnet)

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


**Titan cap off amazing run with first-ever Memorial Cup (Sportsnet)

**Ex-Avs, Flames coach named Hartley named head coach of KHL’s Omsk (theScore)