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Morning Bag Skate: 4-28-19

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

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Lightning v Blackhawks Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

Blackhawks prospects Alexis Gravel and Jake Ryczek look to advance to the QMJHL final with Halifax with a win in Game 6 over Nicolas Beaudin and Drummondville on Sunday. MacKenzie Entwistle and Guelph will try to force a Game 7 against Saginaw.

Elsewhere in Chicago sports, the Cubs powered their way past the Diamondbacks 9-1 on Saturday. The White Sox’s game against the Tigers was postponed due to snow. The Red Stars’ game against Seattle Reign FC was postponed.

The Fire visit the Montreal Impact on Sunday. The Cubs and White Sox are both scheduled play Sunday.


Kahun joins Germany for Worlds (SCH)

Former Blackhawks assistant Don Granato opens up about challenging season (The Athletic)

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

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


Game 2: Hintz, Stars power past Blues to even series (Defending Big D)


Tim Leiweke on why the Seattle NHL team could be ‘the greatest story’ (The Athletic)

Game 2: Blue Jackets even series with 2OT win against Bruins (NHL)

Inside Erik Haula’s grueling road to recovery after a season-ending knee injury (The Athletic)


USHL: Chicago wins 5-4 in OT against Muskegon in Game 1 triller (Steel)