The Blackhawks dropped their season finale 5-2 to the Predators on Saturday at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. Chicago will have its season-ending press conferences Sunday at the United Center.
Peter Holland and Jacob Nilsson both scored in a shootout for a 4-3 win for the Rockford IceHogs over the Texas Stars on Saturday at H-E-B Center in Cedar Park, Texas. Rockford is in seventh place in the Central Division at 78 points, and is three points back of the fourth and final playoff spot.
Final: #IceHogs 4, Texas Stars 3 (SO)— e-Second City Hockey (@2ndCityHockey) April 7, 2019
Peter Holland and Jacob Nilsson score goals in the shootout.
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#Blackhawks prospects update— Cain (@brandonmcain) April 7, 2019
Nicolas Beaudin had three assists in Drummondville’s 7-1 win over Sherbrooke in Game 2 to take a 2-0 QMJHL playoff series lead.
Alexis Gravel made 28 saves in Halifax’s 3-2 win over Moncton in Game 2 for a 2-0 series lead.
Elsewhere in Chicago sports, Jason Heyward homered twice to lift the Cubs to a 14-8 win over Brewers to snap a six-game skid. The White were blasted 9-2 to the Mariners. Both Chicago teams will play Sunday.
The Fire allowed a goal in the 76th minute to Toronto FC in a 2-2 draw. The Bulls fell 116-96 to the Sixers.
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Avs, Flames to play in first round (NHL)
RECAP: Stars beat Wild, clinch first wild card (Defending Big D)
McDavid helped off ice in Oilers season finale (NHL)
Lightning will play Blue Jackets in first round (NHL)
RECAP: Poehling scores hat trick in NHL debut for Canadiens against Leafs (Habs Eyes On The Prize)
RECAP: Barkov sets Panthers season record in OT loss to Devils (NHL)
Islanders will play Penguins in opening round (NHL)
Capitals will play Hurricanes in first round (NHL)
Women’s Worlds: Day 3 recap (The Ice Garden)
QMJHL: Lavoie lifts Mooseheads over Wildcats; Halifax takes series lead (Sportsnet)