Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks fall into 3-0 series hole

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

The Chicago Blackhawks squandered a two-goal lead to fall to the Nashville Predators 3-2 in overtime Monday, and now trail the series 3-0.

In Hawks prospect news, Alexandre Fortin scored two goals and set up two more as the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies downed the Chicoutimi Sagueneens 9-2 on Monday to force a Game 7 in their Quebec Major Junior Hockey League series.

John Dahlstrom (Western Hockey League Medicine Hat) and Alex DeBrincat (Ontario Hockey League Erie) will both play in Game 7 of their respective team’s semifinal series. Medicine Hat hosts Lethbridge while Erie plays rival London at home.


**RECAP: Hawks blow 2-goal lead, trail 3-0 in series (SCH)

**Why wasn’t goalie interference called on Preds’ game-tying goal? (SCH)

**Watch: Rinne makes miraculous save on Hawks’ clearing attempt (SCH)

**Hawks know they need to start scoring, stop chasing (Chicago Sun Times)

**5 most dire series deficits the Blackhawks have faced (Chicago Sun Times)


**Schwartz has been difference-maker for Blues (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

**Odds are better than you think for Wild to pull off 3-0 comeback (Hockey Wilderness)

**Jets Season Review: Bryan Little (Arctic Ice Hockey)


**Stanley Cup playoff schedule, matchups (SBN)

**RECAP: Maple Leafs win wild Game 3 in OT for 2-1 lead on Capitals (Pension Plan Puppets)

**Watch: Maple Leafs’ Matthews scores first career playoff goal (PHT)

**RECAP: Ducks rally, take 3-0 series lead over Flames (Anaheim Calling)

**RECAP: Senators rebound to win Game 3 in OT for 2-1 lead on Bruins (Silver Seven)

**Werenski’s season is over due to facial fracture (Jackets Cannon)

**Tortorella is getting badly out-coached, it has likely cost Columbus (Jackets Cannon)

**Penguins fan gets tattoo of ’50s pinup Kessel riding a hot dog (SBN)

**Kings sign Minnesota-Duluth scorer Iafallo (Jewels From The Crown)

**Bjork chooses Team USA over Bruins (Boston Globe)


**OHL Eastern Conference championship series schedule (OHL)

**Guelph name George Burnett as coach, GM (OHL)

**Branch appointed Flint’s VP of Hockey Operations, GM (OHL)

**Flames prospect Tyler Parsons setting bar for goaltending in OHL (Sportsnet)

**QMJHL Playoffs: Rouyn-Noranda down Chicoutimi to force Game 7 (Sportsnet)

**WHL Playoffs: Wagner, Steel lead Regina to Game 7 win over Swift Current (Sportsnet)