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Morning Bag Skate: 5-6-19

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

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Blackhawks v Hurricanes Photo by: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

Blackhawks prospects Alexis Gravel and Jake Ryczek will suit up for the Halifax Mooseheads as they look to take a 2-1 series lead over the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies in the QMJHL’s President’s Cup Final.

MacKenzie Entwistle and the Guelph Storm try to end the Ottawa 67s’ run when they host Game 3 of the OHL Championship Final.

Elsewhere in Chicago sports, the White Sox lost their third straight game with a 9-2 loss to the Red Sox. The Cubs completed a three-game sweep of the Cardinals with a 13-5 win.

The White Sox visit the Indians on Monday, while the Cubs continue their homestand with the first game of a four-game series against Miami.


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 6: Blues pull away from Stars, even series (NHL)

Focus for the Avs? ‘We have to win one hockey game and that’s Game 6’ (The Athletic)


Oilers GM candidates told Ken Holland will get the job (Sportsnet)

Pavelski ‘getting closer’ to return from gruesome Game 7 injury (The Athletic)

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


OHL: Ottawa prepared to see better effort from Guelph (Ottawa Sun)