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Morning Bag Skate: 5-9-19

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

Dallas Stars v Chicago Blackhawks Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

Blackhawks prospects Alexis Gravel and Jake Ryczek and the Halifax Mooseheads look to take a 3-2 series lead in the QMJHL’s Presidents Final against the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies on Thursday.

Elsewhere in Chicago sports, the Fire shut out the New England Revolution 5-0 on Wednesday night. Jason Heyward hit a game-ending home run to lift the Cubs to a 3-2 win over the Marlins, while the White Sox fell 5-3 to the Indians.

Both the Cubs and White Sox play Thursday.

BLACKHAWKS

Experts weigh in on who Blackhawks should draft at No. 3 (The Athletic)

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

Game 7: Sharks defeat Avs, make Western Final (NHL)

A crying son, a Hollywood actor and a prayer card: Behind the scenes of Pat Maroon’s double-OT goal (The Athletic)

NHL

The NHL’s love affair with hair (ESPN)

Series of random events behind Carey Price becoming Carey Price (The Athletic)

Bourne: ‘Team identity’ is a very real concept and it’s pushing the Hurricanes to new heights (The Athletic)

Wheeler: Scouting reports for 10 draft sleepers (The Athletic)

HOCKEY WORLD

OHL Game 4: Toropchenko lifts Storm over 67’s to even series 2-2 (Sportsnet)

WHL Game 4: Scott helps Raiders beat Giants for 3-1 lead