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Morning Bag Skate: 4-11-19

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

MO: Chicago Blackhawks v St. Louis Blues Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images

The IceHogs are off until Saturday when they visit the Iowa Wild in Des Moines.

Elsewhere in Chicago sports, the Sky selected UConn forward Katie Lou Samuelson, Baylor guard Chloe Jackson and small forward Maria Conde in the WNBA draft.

The White Sox were swept by the Rays with a 9-1 home loss. The Cubs fell 5-2 Pirates and the two teams play again Thursday. The Bulls ended their season with a 125-109 loss to the 76ers to finish 22-60.

BLACKHAWKS

SCH’s playoff predictions: Confidence high in Jets, Lightning again (SCH)

Keeping up with former Blackhawks in playoffs (SCH)

CENTRAL DIVISION

Game 1: Heiskanen scores twice, Stars hold off Preds (NHL)

Game 1: Blues rally past Jets (NHL)

Blues’ Binnington addresses controversial tweets (Sportsnet)

Big Read: Jets’ Laine can’t score, and no one’s angrier about it than him (Sportsnet)

NHL

Stanley Cup Playoffs first-round schedule (NHL)

Game 1: Blue Jackets rally from 3-goal deficit against Lightning (Jackets Cannon)

Game 1: Islanders defeat Penguins in OT (Lighthouse Hockey)

Sharks’ Pavelski barely misses time after scoring goal with face (PHT)

Voynov appeals suspension for 2019-20 season (PHT)

Where were this year’s Hurricanes back in 2009? (Canes Country)

LeBrun: Scotty Bowman marvels at Cooper, Tampa’s record during era of parity (The Athletic)

HOCKEY WORLD

Women’s Worlds: Quarterfinals set (The Ice Garden)

OHL: Schnarr keeps Storm alive vs. Knights; London holds 3-1 series lead (Sportsnet)

QMJHL: Mooseheads complete sweep of Wildcats (Sportsnet)