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Morning Bag Skate: 5-3-19

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

Chicago Blackhawks v Minnesota Wild Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images

Blackhawks prospect Josiah Slavin and the Chicago Steel host Mikael Hakkarainen and the Muskegon Lumberjacks for Game 3 of the USHL’s Eastern Conference Final on Friday in Geneva.

Elsewhere in Chicago sports, Nicky Delmonico hit a three-run walk-off homer to lift the White Sox to a 6-4 win over the Red Sox on Thursday. The two teams meet again Friday. Across town, the Cubs start a series against the Cardinals.

BLACKHAWKS

Panthers expected to hire ex-Blackhawks assistant Kitchen (SCH)

Keith shows he can still keep up (SCH)

Blackhawks agree to 3-year affiliate extension with ECHL’s Indy Fuel (SCH)

Bowman Q&A: On Vasili Podkolzin, picking a defenseman, other options with No. 3 pick (The Athletic)

Pronman’s IIHF Under-18 highlights: Who will be No. 3 pick? Plus Jack Hughes, 2020 Draft outlook (The Athletic)

Blackhawks’ 2019 offseason schedule (SCH)

CENTRAL DIVISION

Game 4: Grubauer, Avs shut out Sharks to even series (NHL)

‘I look at it as a great tribute to him.’ Bishop family finding balance as Stars goalie faces hometown team (The Athletic)

Predators player grades: Which defensemen played up to the team’s standards this season? (The Athletic)

NHL

HOFer, 8-time Cup winner Red Kelly dies at 91 (ESPN)

Game 4: Bergeron, Bruins top Blue Jackets, even series (Stanley Cup of Chowder)

Golden Knights promote McCrimmon to GM, McPhee stays as president of hockey ops (Knights On Ice)

HOCKEY WORLD

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

Women’s hockey stars to boycott pro leagues (ESPN)