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Morning Bag Skate: 4-14-19

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

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The Rockford IceHogs were officially eliminated from Calder Cup playoffs contention with a 3-0 loss to the Iowa Wild on Saturday in Des Moines. The IceHogs close out their season Sunday against the Milwaukee Admirals at BMO Harris Bank Center in Rockford.

Elsewhere in Chicago sports, Sam Kerr scored the first goal of the NWSL season in the Red Stars’ 1-1 draw at North Carolina.

The Cubs fell 6-5 to the Angels and the White were shut out 5-0 by the Yankees. Both the Cubs and White Sox play Sunday.

BLACKHAWKS

IceHogs eliminated from Calder Cup playoffs contention (SCH)

Slavin, Steel clinch East’s No. 2 seed in USHL’s Clark Cup playoffs (SCH)

How did DeBrincat do that? Analyzing every goal he scored this season (The Athletic)

CENTRAL DIVISION

Game 2: Smith’s OT goal helps Preds even series against Stars (On The Forecheck)

Blues special teams not so special so far against Jets (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

NHL

Stanley Cup Playoffs first-round schedule (NHL)

Kucherov handed one-game ban for boarding, misses Game 3 (Raw Charge)

Game 2: Orpik’s OT goal helps Capitals extend series lead against Hurricanes (Japers’ Rink)

Hurricanes’ Ferland handed match penalty for debatable head shot (PHT)

Game 2: Bruins surge past Maple Leafs to even series (Stanley Cup of Chowder)

Maple Leafs’ Kadri ejected for cross-checking Bruins’ DeBrusk (PHT)

Blue Jackets sign KHL’s Gavrikov to 2-year, entry-level deal (The Score)

Oilers’ McDavid suffered small PCL tear, no surgery required (Copper N Blue)

HOCKEY WORLD

Minnesota Duluth beats UMass, repeats as NCAA champs (Duluth News Tribune)

Women’s Worlds: USA, Finland to meet in gold-medal game (The Ice Garden)

Women’s Worlds: Finland stuns Canada (The Ice Garden)

OHL: Suzuki leads Storm past Knights to force Game 7 (Sportsnet)