Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks look to avoid elimination in Game 4

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

The Chicago Blackhawks must win Game 4 of their best-of-seven Western Conference quarterfinals series to avoid elimination when they play the Nashville Predators on Thursday at Bridgestone Arena.


**Kempny could draw in for Oduya in Game 4 (SCH)

**Preds’ top line has owned Hawks’ stars (SCH)

**Hawks need Toews to be Captain Clutch again (Chicago Sun Times)

**End of an era? Struggling Hawks seemed to have lost their touch (Chicago Sun Times)

**Hawks look for goals from Kane, Toews (CSN)

**Pressure is on Hawks to put pressure on Preds (Chicago Sun Times)

**Time for Hawks to leave history in the past (The Athletic)


**RECAP: Dubnyk shuts out Blues for Wild to avoid elimination (Hockey Wilderness)

**Jets Season Review: Mathieu Perreault (Arctic Ice Hockey)


**Stanley Cup playoff schedule, matchups (SBN)

**2017 Selke finalists: Patrice Bergeron, Ryan Kesler, Mikko Koivu (PHT)

**RECAP: Capitals hold off Maple Leafs, even series 2-2 (Japers’ Rink)

**RECAP: Anderson shuts out Bruins for Senators to take 3-1 series lead (Silver Seven)

**RECAP: Ducks sweep Flames, advance to next round (Anaheim Calling)

**Report: Eichel won’t sign extension if Bylsma is still coach (Die By The Blade)

**Fine but no suspension for Leon Draisaitl’s spear on Chris Tierney (PHT)

**Oilers loan Puljujarvi to Finland for Worlds (PHT)

**Canucks reportedly interested in Krueger, but is the feeling mutual? (PHT)


**Why USA Hockey struggles to build a gold-medal worlds roster (ESPN)

**North Dakota president Kennedy says supporters finding $60M to endow women's hockey 'unrealistic' (Grand Forks Herald)

**USHL: Waterloo sweeps Fargo to advance to West Conference Final (USHL)

**OHL: Erie-Owen Sound Western Conference Final schedule (OHL)

**Cowbells banned at arena after Erie Otters’ Game 7 incident (Erie Times-News)