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Morning Bag Skate: 4-29-19

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

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NHL: Vancouver Canucks at Chicago Blackhawks David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

Elsewhere in Chicago sports, the Red Stars shut out Seattle Reign FC 3-0 one day after their match was postponed due to weather.

The Fire fell 1-0 to the Impact in Montreal. The Cubs outlasted the Diamondbacks 6-5 in 15 innings, while the White Sox defeated the Tigers 4-1. The White Sox host the Orioles on Monday.


Why Kane isn’t a Hart Trophy finalist (SCH)

Blackhawks prospects Alexis Gravel, Ryczek advance to QMJHL President’s Cup final (SCH)

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


Game 2: Avs hold off Sharks, even series (NHL)

Stars GM Jim Nill has been polarizing, but his moves are paying off with playoff run (The Athletic)


Game 2: Hurricanes rally to defeat Islanders, extend series lead (Canes Country)

Injury bug hits Hurricanes again as Mrazek, van Riemsdyk exit Game 2 (Canes Country)

Crosby, McDavid, Kucherov are 2019 Hart Trophy finalists (PHT)


Big read: Can viral-video sensation Aito Iguchi put Japanese hockey on the map? (Sportsnet)

U18 Worlds: Jack Hughes sets scoring record as U.S. downs Canada for bronze (Sportsnet)

USHL: Muskegon holds off Chicago, levels series (Steel)

WHL: Prince Albert knocks off Edmonton, sets up final against Vancouver (Sportsnet)