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Morning Bag Skate: Texas Stars force Game 7 in Calder Cup Final

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NHL: Dallas Stars at Anaheim Ducks Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

Goaltender Mike McKenna made 43 saves to lead the Texas Stars to a 5-2 win over the Toronto Marlies in Game 6 of the Calder Cup Final to force a decisive Game 7.

Game 7, with the Calder Cup on the line, will be Thursday in Toronto.


**Hurricanes want Saad in potential Faulk trade, per report (SCH)

**Hawks sign prospect Jokiharju to 3-year ELC (SCH)

**Will Kotkaniemi be the next Finnish first-rounder for Hawks? (The Athletic)

**Can Forsling still be an impact defenseman for the Hawks? (The Athletic)

**We’ll be back again soon (SCH)


**Where can Stars GM Nill find a diamond in the rough? (Defending Big D)

**Gordo: Blues and Cup-winning Capitals have many parallels (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

**5 questions the Blues must answer this summer (St. Louis GameTime)

**Blues release schedule, roster for prospect camp (St. Louis GameTime)


**SB Nation’s 2018 NHL mock draft (SBN)

**Ovechkin is DC’s greatest team sport athlete ever (The Washington Post)

**Best moments from Capitals’ Stanley Cup parade rally (SBN)

**Conn Smythe Voting results: Ovechkin received 13 of 18 first-place votes (PHT)

**Significance of a Stanley Cup champion named Devante (The Undefeated)

**Hoffman’s fianceé allegedly behind campaign of harassment against Karlssons (Ottawa Citizen)

**Interest in Slava Voynov as he explores NHL comeback (Sportsnet)

**Sens assistant GM due in court, to miss part of NHL draft (PHT)

**Ekman-Larsson, Coyotes reach verbal agreement on new deal (PHT)

**Trouble lurking within potential Karlsson extension with Vegas (Knights On Ice)

**Rangers sign goaltender Mazanec to new 1-year deal (Blueshirt Banter)


**Game 6: Stars burst sinks Marlies to force Game 7 (AHL)

**CWHL: Kunlun gives Deraney head coaching job (The Ice Garden)

**CWHL: Toronto names Sami Jo Small as new GM (The Ice Garden)