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Morning Bag Skate: 4-24-19

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

Chicago Blackhawks v San Jose Sharks Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

Blackhawks prospect MacKenzie Entwistle and the Guelph Storm look to tie the Western Conference Final 2-2 against the Saginaw Spirit on Wednesday in Game 4 in Guelph.

Elsewhere in Chicago sports, Jose Quintana pitched seven strong innings to lead the Cubs to a 7-2 home win over the Dodgers. The White Sox were crushed 9-1 to the Orioles in Baltimore. The Cubs and White Sox both play Wednesday.

The Fire visit New York City FC on Wednesday at Yankee Stadium.

BLACKHAWKS

Exploring Blackhawks’ options for Seabrook’s contract (SCH)

Blackhawks interested in Russian winger Ilya Mikheyev, per report (SCH)

Boqvist’s first OHL season was a success, but what’s next? (SCH)

Perlini finally meets Fire’s Schweinsteiger (SCH)

Kurashev joins Switzerland for Worlds (SCH)

Rising TV star Patrick Sharp finds a new grind to embrace in retirement (The Athletic)

CENTRAL DIVISION

Predators playoff TV ratings down from last year (The Tennessean)

Gut reaction will call for change, but Peter Laviolette should return next season (The Athletic)

NHL

Game 7: Sharks rally from 3-goal deficit, win series against Golden Knights in OT (Knights On Ice)

Vegas’ Gallant says this was tougher than Cup Final loss (Sportsnet)

Game 7: Bruins eliminate Maple Leafs for second straight year (Stanley Cup of Chowder)

Ekman-Larsson, Lundqvist, Zucker named King Clancy Trophy finalists (The Score)

Five burning questions facing the Tampa Bay Lightning this offseason (The Athletic)

Sabres’ Zach Bogosian out 5-6 months after hip surgery (PHT)

Rikard Gronborg: A risk worth taking for Sabres (Die By The Blade)

Sabres should take their time on coaching search (Die By The Blade)

HOCKEY WORLD

CHL looking for full-time president to replace David Branch (Sportsnet)