Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks drop Game 1 to Predators

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

Pekka Rinne made 29 saves, and Viktor Arvidsson scored a first-period goal to give the Predators a 1-0 win against the Blackhawks in Game 1 of the Western Conference quarterfinals Thursday at United Center.

Game 2 of the best-of-seven series is at 6 p.m. Saturday in Chicago.

In Hawks prospect news, Alex DeBrincat had an assist in Erie’s 4-2 loss to London in Game 4. The series is now tied 2-2 with Game 5 on Saturday in Erie.


**Hawks-Predators first-round schedule (SCH)

**RECAP: Hawks shut out by Preds in Game 1 (SCH)

**Why the Hawks can win the Cup (SCH)

**Bowman says they planned for Panarin to reach his bonuses (SCH)


**Blues-Wild first-round schedule (Hockey Wilderness)

**Hitchcock seems ready to adapt in Dallas (Defending Big D)

**Wild’s Brodin’s mistake on Sobotka goal changed momentum of Game 1 (Hockey Wilderness)

**Wild prospect Greenway will return for junior season at BU (SBNCH)


**Stanley Cup playoff schedule, matchups (SBN)

**RECAP: Wilson gives Capitals Game 1 win in OT (Japers’ Rink)

**RECAP: Ducks hang on to win Game 1 against Flames (

**Gallant named head coach of Vegas Golden Knights (SBN)

**Penguins vs. Blue Jackets: Adjustments for Game 2 (Pensburgh)

**Rangers extend d-man Kampfer — two years, $1.3 million (Blueshirt Banter)


**USA Hockey names 15 players to Worlds roster (PHT)

**OHL Playoffs: Petes complete sweep of Frontenacs (Sportsnet)

**QMJHL Playoffs: Islanders sweep Screaming Eagles (Sportsnet)

**Freshman goalie Garrett Metcalf leaves UMass Lowell (SBNCH)