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Morning Bag Skate: 5-11-19

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

Chicago Blackhawks v New York Rangers Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Blackhawks prospects Alexis Gravel and Jake Ryczek and the Halifax Mooseheads look to keep their President Cup dreams alive when they host the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies for Game 6 on Saturday.

Elsewhere in Chicago sports, the Cubs were shut out 7-0 at home by the Brewers. The White Sox fell 4-3 on the road to the Blue Jays.

On Saturday, the Fire host Minnesota United at SeatGeek Stadium in Bridgeview. The Cubs and White Sox both play.

BLACKHAWKS

2019 Worlds: Day 1 recap on Blackhawks players, prospects (SCH)

Searching for signs of progress from Blackhawks’ team defense (SCH)

Ejdsell returns to Sweden to play in SHL (SCH)

Blackhawks’ 2019 offseason schedule (SCH)

CENTRAL DIVISION

WCF: Gunnarsson’s status uncertain for Blues (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

Trades and playoff pushes: How Predators are working to restock prospect cupboard (The Athletic)

NHL

Duhatschek: Why both players, reporters are to blame for rise of cliches in interviews (The Athletic)

LeBrun: All eyes are on Joe Thornton’s Cup chase, even if he’d prefer they not be (The Athletic)

Inconsistent officiating isn’t why Hurricanes dropped Game 1, but it’s getting tough to watch regardless (The Athletic)

Bourne: How Boston’s coaching, centers, confidence propelled them to Game 1 win (The Athletic)

Decock: Familiar position for Hurricanes, albeit with unfamiliar stakes (News&Observer)

Often snubbed by NBC, Hurricanes have been TV ratings bonanza (News&Observer)

HOCKEY WORLD

Between chasing pucks and recording albums, how the Krebs are making their mark in WHL and Nashville (The Athletic)

OHL Game 5: Storm edge 67’s to move one win away from title (Sportsnet)

Devils, Rangers react to Kakko goal at Worlds (Sportsnet)

How Jack Hughes built the skill-set that could make him No. 1 pick (Sportsnet)