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Morning Bag Skate: Rockford IceHogs rally to take Game 1 against Manitoba Moose

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

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Tyler Sikura and John Hayden scored two goals 45 seconds apart to lead the Rockford IceHogs, the Chicago Blackhawks’ AHL affiliate, to a 4-2 win over the Manitoba Moose, the Winnipeg Jets’ minor league team, in Game 1 of the Central Division final Friday at Bell MTS Place in Winnipeg.

Victor Ejdsell and Cody Franson also scored, while goaltender Collin Delia stopped 24 shots in the win.

Game 2 is at 4 p.m. today at Bell MTS Place.

BLACKHAWKS

**IceHogs steal series lead with comeback win at Manitoba (Rockford IceHogs)

**Kane, Oesterle, DeBrincat tally assists as Team USA beats Canada 5-4 (SCH)

**Former Blackhawk Earl Balfour dies at age 85 (SCH)

**Kane’s mild regression during 2017-18 season (SCH)

**IceHogs coach Jeremy Colliton forever tied to Swedish club Mora IK (The Athletic)

**Former Blackhawk of the Week: Jimmy Waite (SCH)

**Svedberg is living it up in Rockford without giving up on NHL (The Athletic)

**IceHogs vs. Manitoba Moose schedule (SCH)

CENTRAL DIVISION

**Rexrode: Preds coach Laviolette is running a clinic on all of us (The Tennessean)

**5-year-old with new heart, big dream will toss catfish at Predators game (The Tennessean)

NHL

**Stanley Cup playoffs: Bracket, schedule, scores and more (SBN)

**Goal or no goal? What goes into NHL reviews that always stir up controversy (USA Today)

**Game 5: Golden Knights hold off Sharks in Game 5, take series lead (Knights On Ice)

**Game 4: Girardi, Lightning push Bruins to brink of elimination (Raw Charge)

**Watch: Bruins’ Marchand licks Tampa Bay’s Callahan (SBN)

**Caps sign 2015 1st-rounder Ilya Samsonov to ELC (theScore)

**For Capitals, Game 5 focus will be on reigniting top line (The Washington Post)

**Flyers sign Kase to ELC (Broad Street Hockey)

HOCKEY WORLD

**Will David Carle be Denver’s next head coach? (Mile High Hockey)

**OHL final: Entwistle scores OT winner as Bulldogs beat Greyhounds in Game 1 (Sportsnet)

**QMJHL final: Barre-Boulet, Armada take Game 1 over Titan (Sportsnet)

**WHL final: Hart carries Silvertips to Game 1 win over Broncos (Sportsnet)

**Oil Kings take Dylan Guenther first overall in WHL bantam draft (Sportsnet)