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Morning Bag Skate: Capitals take Game 2, even Stanley Cup Final

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Our daily look at Blackhawks news and the happenings around the hockey world.

2018 NHL Stanley Cup Final - Game One Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Lars Eller had three points and Braden Holtby made a diving save for the Washington Capitals to even the Stanley Cup Final with a 3-2 win over the Vegas Golden Knights on Wednesday at T-Mobile Arena.

The series shifts to Washington for Game 3 on Saturday.


**From Sikura to Olofsson, it’s time to exhaustively rank the Blackhawks’ top prospects of the 2017-18 season (The Athletic)

**Five years later: Remembering Game 7 between the Blackhawks and Red Wings (SCH)

**NHL will have third jerseys for 2018-19 season (SCH)

**NHL projects 2018-19 salary cap to be around $80 million (SCH)


**Blues hire Mike Van Ryan as assistant coach; Darryl Sydor steps down (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

**Todd Nelson to join Stars’ coaching staff (Defending Big D)


**Stanley Cup Final schedule (SBN)

**Game 2: Caps hang on to defeat Golden Knights (Japers’ Rink)

**5 takeaways from the Caps’ big win in Game 2 (SBN)

**Canadiens unlikely to trade No. 3 pick at NHL Draft (

**Former Oilers winger Lacombe has Cup ring stolen (theScore)

**Senators ink Paajarvi to 1-year extension (Silver Seven)


**Minnesota State’s Hastings replaces Quinn as U.S. World Junior team coach (USCHO)