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Morning Bag Skate: 8-9-20

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A daily look at hockey news around the world.

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A daily thread to talk about the latest hockey news.

BLACKHAWKS

Blackhawks to play Golden Knights in first round (SCH)

Why Kane is on track to produce more against Vegas (The Athletic)

Podcast: Blackhawks eliminate Oilers, advance to Stanley Cup Playoffs (SCH)

CENTRAL DIVISION

RECAP: Avalanche fall to Golden Knights in OT, take West’s No. 2 seed (The Denver Post)

Avalanche will play Coyotes in first round (NHL)

Stars could face either Canucks or Flames in first round (Defending Big D)

5 reasons why Wild couldn’t beat Canucks (Hockey Wilderness)

Simplicity has been key to Allen’s success in Blues goal (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

Rexrode: A plan to halt the Predators’ plummet, aside from draft lottery luck (The Athletic)

After another early exit, Predators are drifting toward irrelevance (The Athletic)

Ates: In a season haunted by ghosts, Jets’ whirlwind ends without regret (The Athletic)

NHL

RECAP: Flyers defeat Lightning in round-robin, win East’s No. 1 seed (NHL)

Lightning’s Stamkos out indefinitely (Raw Charge)

Oilers believe they lacked intensity against Blackhawks (NHL)