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Morning Bag Skate: 5-5-19

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

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Blackhawks prospect Philipp Kurashev made the final roster cut for Switzerland’s World Championship team.

Josiah Slavin and the Chicago Steel advanced to the USHL’s Clark Cup Final.

Elsewhere in Chicago sports, the Cubs extended their win streak to six games with 6-5 victory over the Cardinals. On the South side, the White Sox fell 15-2 to the Red Sox. The Fire escaped Los Angeles with a 0-0 draw against LAFC.

The Cubs and White Sox both play Sunday.


Josiah Slavin, Chicago Steel advance to USHL’s Clark Cup Final (SCH)

Philipp Kurashev makes Switzerland’s roster for Worlds (SCH)

Comparing Jokiharju’s rookie season with Blackhawks to other recent debuts (SCH)

‘A lot’s happened’: Jeremy Colliton reflects on first season as Blackhawks coach, looks ahead (The Athletic)

Blackhawks’ 2019 offseason schedule (SCH)


Game 5: Hertl powers Sharks past Avs (NHL)


Game 5: Bruins survive Blue Jackets’ rally, 1 win away from Eastern Conference Final (Stanley Cup of Chowder)

Guarantee? Tortorella says Blue Jackets will push Bruins to Game 7 (PHT)

Cherry says Hurricanes fans are bandwagoners, stands by ‘jerks’ dig (The Score)

How the attitude of two champions changed everything for Hurricanes (The Athletic)


OHL: 67s extend win streak to take 2-0 lead over Storm (Sportsnet)

WHL: Scott, Raiders blank Giants in Game 2 to even final (Sportsnet)

#ForTheGame movement timeline (The Ice Garden)

How #OneLeague went to #ForTheGame (The Ice Garden)