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Morning Bag Skate: 8-31-20

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Blackhawks’ NCAA prospects could play 2020-21 season in junior hockey (SCH)

What went right for Blackhawks in postseason (SCH)


RECAP: Stars defeat Avalanche, take 3-1 series lead (Defending Big D)

Heiskanen sets Stars record for points by defenseman in playoffs (The Score)


RECAP: Islanders hold off Flyers for 3-1 series lead (Lighthouse Hockey)

RECAP: Golden Knights rally past Canucks for 3-1 series lead (Knights On Ice)

Friedman’s 31 Thoughts: Panthers GM search, Coyotes’ violations fallout and more (Sportsnet)

Lindblom part of Flyers warmups, scratched in Game 4 vs. Islanders (NHL)

Lightning look to eliminate Bruins in Game 5 of second round (NHL)

Palat surging for Lightning entering Game 5 vs. Bruins (NHL)

Smith: How Lightning swung series against Bruins with an evolved mindset (The Athletic)

Who should Maple Leafs hire to fill out Sheldon Keefe’s coaching staff? (The Athletic)

Drought decoy: Why Sabres’ drafting hasn’t been as shoddy as it might seem (The Athletic)


El Paso, Texas wins Hockeyville USA (NHL)