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Morning Bag Skate: 4-10-19

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

New Jersey Devils v Chicago Blackhawks Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

The Blackhawks moved up nine spots to the No. 3 overall pick for this year’s NHL Draft.

Dylan Sikura scored twice to lead the IceHogs to a 4-3 overtime win over the Admirals on Tuesday in Milwaukee.

Second City Hockey site news: We’ll be rolling out stories soon on players the Blackhawks could be targeting to select with the No. 3 overall pick and why. Profiles are coming just be patient. Today, there will be staff predictions on the Stanley Cup playoffs and a bracket challenge for the site. We’ll also have a daily playoff discussion thread.

Elsewhere in Chicago sports, the White Sox dropped their fourth straight game with a 10-5 loss to the Rays. The two teams meet again Wednesday, while the Cubs are back in action against the Pirates.

The Bulls fell 96-86 in their home finale to the Knicks. Chicago’s season ends Wednesday in Philadelphia.

BLACKHAWKS

Blackhawks move up to No. 3 pick in 2019 NHL Draft (SCH)

Bowman had premonition Blackhawks would be No. 3 in 2019 NHL Draft (SCH)

Sikura keeps IceHogs’ playoff hopes afloat in 4-3 OT win over Admirals (SCH)

Max Shalunov, CSKA Moscow advance to 2019 KHL’s Gagarin Cup Final (SCH)

CENTRAL DIVISION

Wild plans to retool on fly when Koivu, Dumba return (Star Tribune)

Boudreau gets vote of confidence; Parise finished year with broken foot (Star Tribune)

NHL

Stanley Cup Playoffs first-round schedule (NHL)

Devils win NHL Draft Lottery, will select No. 1 overall (All About The Jersey)

NHL suspends Slava Voynov through 2019-20 season (PHT)

HOCKEY WORLD

Women’s Worlds: Day 6 recap (The Ice Garden)

OHL: Maksimovich leads 67’s over Wolves for 3-0 series lead (Sportsnet)

QMJHL: Mooseheads win Game 3 for 3-0 series lead over Wildcats (Sportsnet)

WHL: Oil Kings edge Hitmen in OT for 3-0 series lead (Sportsnet)