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Morning Bag Skate: Vegas Golden Knights advance to Western Conference Final

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Vegas Golden Knights v San Jose Sharks - Game Six Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

The Vegas Golden Knights advanced to the Western Conference Final with a 3-0 win against the San Jose Sharks in Game 6 of the second round Sunday at SAP Center.

Vegas will face the winner of the Winnipeg Jets-Nashville Predators second-round series. The Jets lead that best-of-seven series 3-2 with Game 6 on Monday in Winnipeg.

The Tampa Bay Lightning advanced to the Eastern Conference Final for the third time in four seasons with a 3-1 win against the Boston Bruins in Game 5 of the second round Sunday.

The Rockford IceHogs, the Chicago Blackhawks’ AHL affiliate, who hold a 2-0 series lead will host Game 3 against the Manitoba Moose on Wednesday at BMO Harris Bank Center in Rockford.


**Shalunov still eyeing future with Hawks (The Athletic)

**Game 2: IceHogs beat Moose for 2-0 series lead (SCH)

**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)


**Preds’ Subban guarantees Game 6 victory (The Tennessean)


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

**Game 6: Golden Knights shuts out Sharks, advances to Western Final (Knights On Ice)

**Sharks’ Kane says he played with separated shoulder, MCL injury (theScore)

**Game 5: Lightning top Bruins, move on to Eastern Final (Raw Charge)


**McElhinney earns shutout as Canada routs South Korea at Worlds (Sportsnet)