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Morning Bag Skate: 4-6-19

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NHL: Dallas Stars at Chicago Blackhawks Nuccio DiNuzzo-USA TODAY Sports

The Blackhawks won their first home finale since 2014 with a 6-1 victory over the Stars on Friday at the United Center.

Ty Dellandrea scored on a penalty shot in the third period to lift the Texas Stars past the Rockford IceHogs 2-1 on Friday at H-E-B Center in Cedar Park, Texas. The two teams face off again Saturday in Texas.

Elsewhere in Chicago sports, the White Sox won 10-8 in their home opener against the Mariners. The Cubs, however, had a fake rally in a 13-10 loss to the Brewers in Milwaukee. Both Chicago baseball teams will play Saturday.

The Fire are reportedly in talks to change their name and return to Solider Field. The club visits Toronto FC on Saturday. The Bulls host the 76ers at the United Center.


RECAP: Blackhawks blast Stars 6-1 for first home finale win since 2014 (SCH)

Crawford suffers groin injury, Lankinen recalled from AHL (SCH)

Blackhawks should give Lankinen the start vs. Predators (SCH)

Koekkoek scores first goal with Blackhawks (SCH)

Schweinsteiger, Kahun bonded by Germany, Chicago connection (The Athletic)

Former Blackhawk Tootoo returns home with amission to save others from his brother’s fate (The Athletic)


Welcome to the Wild: Nico Sturm caps whirlwind week from college to NHL (The Athletic)

With Avs clinching back-to-back playoff berths, Sakic’s vision is starting to take shape (The Athletic)

What winning the lottery, drafting Jack Hughes could mean for Avs (The Athletic)


This is for you: Hurricanes finally clinch playoff spot (Canes Country)

RECAP: Blue Jackets clinch playoff berth, recover against Rangers (Jackets Cannon)

RECAP: Gibson makes 44 saves, Ducks defeat Kings (NHL)


Women’s Worlds: Day 2 recap (The Ice Garden)

‘Do it for the 16 who can’t’: The first year after the Humboldt crash (Sportsnet)