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A daily look at hockey news around the world.

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BLACKHAWKS-GOLDEN KNIGHTS

Reasons to be optimistic about Blackhawks after Game 1 loss (SCH)

Blackhawks want to push structure into offensive zone in Game 2 (Chicago Sun-Times)

Ten key observations from Blackhawks’ Game 1 loss (The Athletic)

How Sopel helped Ace Bailey’s grandson cope with dyslexia (The Athletic)

Golden Knights look to impose style on series (Las Vegas Review-Journal)

Lehner kept composure after losing skate blade (Las Vegas Review-Journal)

Blackhawks vs. Golden Knights series: Preview, analysis, recaps and more (SCH)

CENTRAL DIVISION

RECAP: Blues’ hub city funk continues with loss to Canucks in Game 1 (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

RECAP: Avalanche shut out Coyotes in Game 1 (Mile High Hockey)

Bishop could start Game 2 for Stars vs. Flames (NHL)

Case for Predators buying out Turris’ contract (The Athletic)

NHL

Behind the scenes with playoff soundboard operator (ESPN)

‘All hands on deck’: Relentless grind for equipment managers in NHL bubble (The Athletic)

RECAP: Bruins defeat Hurricanes in 2OT in Game 1 (Stanley Cup of Chowder)

Hurricanes’ Brind’Amour fined $25K for criticizing officials after Game 1 loss (ESPN)

RECAP: Islanders score 4 straight goals to beat Capitals in Game 1 (Lighthouse Hockey)

Capitals unfazed by loss to Islanders in Game 1 (NHL)

RECAP: Hart, Flyers edge Canadiens in Game 1 (NHL)

Blue Jackets say they’re ready for Game 2 after 5OT loss to Lightning (NHL)

Matthews says Maple Leafs loss in Qualifiers ‘pretty embarrassing’ (NHL)

Penguins retain Sullivan, fire with 3 assistant coaches (Pensburgh)

Q&A: John Davidson on Rangers’ rebuild, Lafreniere, Lundqvist (The Athletic)

Lafreniere will report to draft team’s camp, will not go to Europe (Blueshirt Banter)

After an easy top pick, rest of Rangers’ offseason decisions get tougher (The Athletic)

Senators launch new charity foundation, promise fans jersey rebrand (Sportsnet)

What’s holding back Oilers? Superstars’ defence and team’s depth under focus (The Athletic)

HOCKEY WORLD

Top 25 Under 25: Chloe Aurard, Jesse Compher at Nos. 15 and 16 (The Ice Garden)