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Morning Bag Skate: 4-1-19

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

NHL: Winnipeg Jets at Chicago Blackhawks David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

The Blackhawks will try to avoid another season series sweep when they host the Jets on Monday at the United Center in Chicago.

The Wolves scored three unanswered third-period goals to pull away late and down the IceHogs 5-2 on Sunday at BMO Harris Bank Center in Rockford. The IceHogs host the Rampage on Tuesday.

Elsewhere in Chicago sports, the White Sox avoided a sweep Sunday with a 6-3 win over the Royals in Kansas City. The Cubs dropped their road series with a 11-10 loss to the Rangers. The Cubs and White Sox visit Atlanta and Cleveland, respectively, for their next set.

BLACKHAWKS

DeBrincat a bright spot in Blackhawks’ dreary season (Chicago Sun-Times)

RECAP: IceHogs’ late magic not enough in 5-2 loss to Wolves (IceHogs)

Ian Mitchell, Denver advance to Frozen Four (SCH)

One year after NHL debut, Blake Hillman still thinks there’s role for him with Blackhawks (SCH)

Blackhawks, Colliton choose culture over draft position (Chicago Sun-Times)

CENTRAL DIVISION

RECAP: Shutout loss to Coyotes is major dent to Wild’s slim playoff hopes (Star Tribune)

Days of Future Past: Avalanche’s goal to build from within (The Athletic)

NHL

RECAP: Flames clinch West with win against Sharks (Matchsticks and Gasoline)

RECAP: Georgiev makes 29 saves, Rangers shut out Flyers (NHL)

RECAP: Penguins defeat Hurricanes, gain ground in Metro (NHL)

RECAP: Blue Jackets shut out Sabres, move into first wild card in East (NHL)

RECAP: Bruins lose to Red Wings, fail to gain ground in Atlantic (NHL)

HOCKEY WORLD

CWHL to fold May 1 (The Ice Garden)

Q&A with CWHL co-founder Liz Knox about CWHL shutdown (The Ice Garden)

QMJHL: Screaming Eagles defeat Islanders in Game 6 to advance (Sportsnet)