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Morning Bag Skate: Toronto Marlies win 2018 Calder Cup

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Andreas Johnsson and Mason Marchment each scored twice and Garret Sparks made 29 saves as the Toronto Marlies defeated the Texas Stars 6-1 in Game 7 to win their first Calder Cup on Thursday.

Former Blackhawk and Marlies captain Ben Smith scored an empty-net goal in the win.


**SBN mock draft: Hawks select Calen Addison with No. 27 pick (SCH)

**Former Hawk Ben Smith wins Calder Cup (SCH)

**Anisimov ranked No. 29 best Russian player by Sport-Express (SCH)


**Blues need to make push for Tavares (St. Louis GameTime)

**Blues shouldn’t trade for Hoffman (St. Louis GameTime)


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

**Tavares focused on negotiations with Islanders, agent in ‘daily discussion’ (Lighthouse Hockey)

**Oilers, Caggiula agree to terms on 2-year contract (Copper N Blue)

**Bruins sign Slovakian forward Bakos to 1-year deal (Stanley Cup of Chowder)

**GM Yzerman’s relationship with Lightning owner Jeff Vinik could keep him in Tampa (The Athletic)

**Sabres trade Fasching to Coyotes for Hickey, Sislo (Die By The Blade)


**Marlies rout Stars to win Calder Cup (Pension Plan Puppets)

**Andreas Johnsson wins MVP award in AHL playoffs (Pension Plan Puppets)

**Leafs announce Newfoundland Growlers as new ECHL affiliate (Pension Plan Puppets)

**Former North Dakota women’s hockey players file discrimination suit (The Grand Forks Herald)