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Morning Bag Skate: 5-8-19

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

Blackhawks v Blues X Hankinson

Blackhawks prospect MacKenzie Entwistle and the Guelph Storm look to even the OHL Championship series 2-2 when they host the Ottawa 67’s for Game 4 on Wednesday.

Elsewhere in Chicago sports, the Fire acquired goalkeeper Kenneth Kronholm. Kris Bryant hit a three-run game-ending home run to lift the Cubs to a 6-5 win over the Marlins on Tuesday. Lucas Giolito and the White Sox shut out the Indians 2-0.

The Fire host the New England Revolution on Wednesday night. The Cubs and White Sox also play.

BLACKHAWKS

How did Murphy’s return from injury affect Blackhawks? (SCH)

Blackhawks sign prospects Hakkarainen, Soderlund to ELCs (SCH)

Hakkarainen developed stronger 2-way game in USHL (SCH)

Blackhawks’ 2019 offseason schedule (SCH)

CENTRAL DIVISION

Blues defeat Stars in Game 7 in 2OT, advance to Western Final (NHL)

KFAN Q&A: Bruce Boudreau talks Wild, the playoffs, his giant dog and more (The Athletic)

NHL

Bruins’ McAvoy suspended for Game 1 against Hurricanes (Stanley Cup of Chowder)

Oilers owner Katz battling life-threatening condition, prognosis positive (The Score)

Ken Holland steadfast that buck stops with him as new Oilers GM (The Athletic)

A Q&A with Dave Tippett on franchise building in Seattle and those coaching rumors (The Athletic)

HOCKEY WORLD

QMJHL Game 4: Asselin helps Mooseheads beat Huskies to tie series 2-2 (Sportsnet)

WHL Game 3: Leason, Kelly help Raiders rout Giants, take 2-1 lead (Sportsnet)

USHL Phase 2 Draft: Chicago Steel select 20 players (Steel)

Japanese native Aito Iguchi selected in 7th round of USHL draft (Sportsnet)