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Morning Bag Skate: 4-26-19

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

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The Blackhawks named Derek King the head coach for the Rockford IceHogs in the AHL on Thursday.

Blackhawks prospects Alexis Gravel and Jake Ryczek look to advance to the QMJHL final with Halifax against Nicolas Beaudin and Drummondville in Game 5 on Friday. MacKenzie Entwistle and Guelph will try to keep their season alive against Saginaw in Game 5.

Elsewhere in Chicago sports, the Cubs fell 2-1 to the Dodgers. The White Sox start a series against the Tigers, while the Cubs visit the Diamondbacks on Friday.

BLACKHAWKS

Blackhawks name Derek King head coach of AHL IceHogs (SCH)

Kane named Ted Lindsay Award finalist (SCH)

Entwistle’s Storm back on ropes in OHL playoffs (SCH)

From broadcasting to prospect development, Brian Campbell’s embracing unique Blackhawks opportunity (The Athletic)

Former Blackhawks round one playoff recap (SCH)

Blackhawks, assistant coach Don Granato ‘mutually part ways’ (SCH)

Hakkarainen, Slavin to meet in USHL’s Eastern Conference Final (SCH)

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

CENTRAL DIVISION

Game 1: Tarasenko scores twice for Blues in win against Stars (NHL)

Laviolette will return to the Predators next season: ‘I’ve got to be better with what I’m doing’ (The Athletic)

NHL

Game 1: Coyle scores twice to give Bruins OT win against Blue Jackets (Stanley Cup of Chowder)

Vegas’ Cody Eakin describes helplessly watching end of Game 7 after being ejected (The Athletic)

Golden Knights GM McPhee says NHL apologized for Game 7 debacle (Knights On Ice)

Golden Knights owner Foley pushing to make major penalty calls reviewable (The Score)

Maple Leafs’ Hyman expected to miss at least 6 months with torn ACL (Pension Plan Puppets)

HOCKEY WORLD

NWHL to expand season to 24 games per team for 2019-20 season (The Ice Garden)

NWHL’s Riveters name Kate Whitman Annis as GM (The Ice Garden)