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Morning Bag Skate: Capitals host Golden Knights in Game 3 of Stanley Cup Final

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

NHL: Vegas Golden Knights at Washington Capitals Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

The Washington Capitals seek their first home win in a Stanley Cup Final when they host the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 3 on Saturday at Capital One Arena. The series is tied 1-1.

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

BLACKHAWKS

**Schmaltz cemented himself as top-6 forward (SCH)

**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)

CENTRAL DIVISION

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

NHL

**Stanley Cup Final schedule (SBN)

**In the District, this Cup Final game is as big as it gets (The Washington Post)

**Caps rookie Jakub Vrana is due for a big game (The Washington Post)

**Caps fans have adopted National Portrait Gallery steps, and museum loves it (The Washington Post)

**Sens assistant GM Randy Lee being charged with harassment (TSN)

**LeBrun Notebook: Kessel’s future, Carlson’s next contract and Kovalchuk’s return (The Athletic)

**Canadiens’ 1993 Cup win, Part I: Building a winner through the draft (Montreal Gazette)

**Panthers ink Russian defenseman Bogdan Kiselevich to 1-year deal (Litter Box Cats)

**Mascherin to re-enter draft after failing to sign with Panthers (theScore)

HOCKEY WORLD

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