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Morning Bag Skate: 8-20-20

A daily look at hockey news around the world.

Chicago Blackhawks v Vegas Golden Knights - Game Five

A daily thread to talk about the latest hockey news.

BLACKHAWKS

After playoff series loss to Golden Knights, where do Blackhawks go from here? (SCH)

Former Blackhawks prospect Shea signs 2-year contract with Stars (SCH)

Playoff run shows Blackhawks have pieces to build around, but long way to go (Chicago Sun-Times)

10 offseason questions (and 10 attempts at answers) facing the Blackhawks (The Athletic)

CENTRAL DIVISION

RECAP: Blues ‘fell asleep’ with 3-1 lead in Game 5 vs. Canucks, now face elimination (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

On the brink: Will the Blues turn back to Binnington, and can he deliver? (The Athletic)

RECAP: Avalanche score 7 again, eliminate Coyotes in Game 5 (Mile High Hockey)

Avalanche know they’re a Cup contender but also know they still must prove it (The Athletic)

Five players who could complement Duchene on Predators’ second line (The Athletic)

NHL

RECAP: Lightning top Blue Jackets in OT in Game 5, win series (Raw Charge)

RECAP: Bruins knock out Hurricanes in Game 5 (Stanley Cup of Chowder)

‘We all love Playoff Krech’: How Krejci took command in Round 1 (The Athletic)

Hurricanes, welcome to your era of expectation (The Athletic)

RECAP: Canadiens top Flyers in Game 5, stay alive in series (NHL)

How players are coping with empty arena games (ESPN)

Krebs gains confidence with Golden Knights (Las Vegas Review-Journal)

HOCKEY WORLD

Beauts great Buie signs with Whitecaps (The Ice Garden)

Russia’s ZhHl releases 2020-21 schedule (The Ice Garden)

Top 25 Under 25: No. 8 Megan Keller (The Ice Garden)

AHL: Why the Kings hired Wroblewski as coach of Ontario Reign (The Athletic)