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Morning Bag Skate: Stanley Cup Final shifts to Washington

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

NHL: Stanley Cup Final-Washington Capitals at Vegas Golden Knights Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

The Stanley Cup Final shifts to Washington for Game 3 on Saturday. The Capitals and the Golden Knights are tied 1-1.

The AHL’s Calder Cup Final will begin Saturday when the Toronto Marlies host the Texas Stars.


**Hawks sign forward Jacob Nilsson to 1-year deal (SCH)

**Former Blackhawk of the Week: Tom Lysiak (SCH)

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


**Blues sign Finnish defenseman Mikkola to ELC (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)


**Stanley Cup Final schedule (SBN)

**Caps fans ready to ‘Rock the Red’ against Knights (Las Vegas Review-Journal)

**Caps’ Kuznetsov considered day to day with upper-body injury (theScore)

**Lightning’s Callahan expected to be out 5 months after shoulder surgery (Raw Charge)

**Lightning associate coach Rick Bowness will not return next season (Raw Charge)

**Bruins won’t bring back Gionta, 2 other pending free agents (Stanley Cup of Chowder)

**Red Wings open to moving down from No. 6 slot, plus draft combine tidbits (The Athletic)

**Flames add Geoff Ward, Ryan Huska to coaching staff (Matchsticks and Gasoline)

**Canucks ink 2017 draft pick DiPietro to ELC (theScore)

**Hyka, Leslie re-signed to 1-year, 2-way deals (Knights On Ice)


**Don Cherry’s favorite ‘sandwich’ is a nauseating salmon concoction (SBN)