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Morning Bag Skate: 4-22-19

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

Blackhawks v Blues Photo by Elsa/Getty Images/NHLI

Blackhawks prospect MacKenzie Entwistle could play for Guelph against Saginaw in Game 3 of their Western Conference Final in the OHL. Entwistle was reevaluated Sunday after taking an elbow to the jaw in Saturday’s game.

Elsewhere in Chicago sports, David Bote hit a walk-off single to lead the Cubs to a 2-1 win over the Diamondbacks to take the series. The White Sox fell 4-3 to the Tigers in Detroit. The Cubs are off Monday, while the White Sox travel to Baltimore to play the Orioles.

BLACKHAWKS

Blackhawks negotiating with Swedish free agent Anton Wedin, per reports (SCH)

Blackhawks sign Nilsson to 1-year, $700K extension (SCH)

What are Blackhawks’ plans for Forsberg? (SCH)

Evaluating present, future for Blackhawks goaltenders (SCH)

CENTRAL DIVISION

Predators need their first line to rise to the occasion — or elimination awaits (The Athletic)

NHL

Top candidates to fill NHL coaching vacancies, from the big names to the lesser known (The Athletic)

Burns, Gioradano, Hedman named Norris Trophy finalists (PHT)

Game 6: Bruins defeat Maple Leafs, extend series (Stanley Cup of Chowder)

Game 6: Sharks defeat Golden Knights in 2OT, avoid elimination (Fear The Fin)

What can Hurricanes do about self-proclaimed ‘garbage’ power play at this point? (The Athletic)

Still a chance for Aho to turn series around for Hurricanes (News&Observer)

Hurricanes video coaches also feel game pressure in playoffs (News&Observer)

Capitals have seemingly rediscovered most menacing form (The Washington Post)

Barrett Hayton’s time with Coyotes may have arrived (The Athletic)

HOCKEY WORLD

OHL: Felhaber scores twice, 67’s beat Generals for 3-0 series lead (Sportsnet)

U18 Worlds: Cozens has 5-point game as Canada routs Belarus (Sportsnet)