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Morning Bag Skate: 5-2-19

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

NHL: Chicago Blackhawks at Minnesota Wild Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

Blackhawks prospect MacKenzie Entwistle and Guelph Storm visit the Ottawa 67’s for Game 1 of the OHL final Thursday. Alexis Gravel and Jake Ryczek and the Halifax Mooseheads will also be on the road to begin the QMJHL final against Rouyn-Noranda Huskies.

Elsewhere in Chicago sports, the Cubs completed a mini two-game sweep against the Mariners with an 11-0 win. The White Sox split a doubleheader against the Orioles.

The White Sox begin a series against the Red Sox on Thursday.

BLACKHAWKS

Blackhawks’ 2019 offseason schedule (SCH)

Entwistle heading to OHL final for 2nd straight year (SCH)

Where does Gustafsson fit with Blackhawks after a breakout season? (SCH)

How possible Blackhawks draft candidates performed at U18 Worlds (SCH)

Which free agents should Blackhawks chase? (The Athletic)

CENTRAL DIVISION

Game 4: Stars defeat Blues, even series (NHL)

NHL

Remembering Jason Botchford (The Athletic)

Game 3: Hurricanes top Islanders, take 3-0 series lead (Canes Country)

Datsyuk leaves KHL team; Red Wings return possible? (PHT)

King sign defenseman Markus Phillips to 3-year ELC (Sportsnet)

Rangers overpaid for Fox, and that’s fine (Blueshirt Banter)

HOCKEY WORLD

USA adds projected No. 1 pick Jack Hughes for World Championship (The Score)

OHL Final preview: Storm, 67’s and the vastly different paths taken (Sportsnet)

Prospect Moritz Seider ‘could be one of the best German defencemen ever’ (The Athletic)