Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks look to even series against Predators

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

The Chicago Blackhawks look to get back on track when they host the Nashville Predators in Game 2 of the Western Conference quarterfinals Saturday at United Center in Chicago.

In Hawks prospect news, John Dahlstrom had an assist in Medicine Hat’s 5- 4 loss in Game 5 to Lethbridge. The Tigers trail 3-2 in the WHL second-round series.

Alexandre Fortin had a power-play goal in Rouyn-Noranda’s 3-1 loss in Game 5 to Chicoutimi. The Huskies, the defending QMJHL champions, trail 3-2 in the second-round series.


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

**Hawks’ Game 1 loss to Preds is no reason to overreact (SCH)

**‘Will over skill’ — Net-front traffic key for Hawks in Game 2 (Chicago Sun Times)

**Hawks not panicking, but Quenneville is already tinkering (Chicago Sun Times)

**Kempny in talks with Hawks on new contract, per report (SCH)

**Look: Hawks NFL jersey design (SCH)

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


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

**RECAP: Schwartz’s goal lifts Blues to 2-0 series lead over Wild (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

**Edmundson rises to the occasion for Blues again (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

**Blues’ prospect Agostino earns AHL MVP honors (PHT)

**Hitchcock says 'special' Stars have potential for quick turnaround (Dallas Morning-News)

**No where to go but up for Avs (Denver Post)


**Stanley Cup playoff schedule, matchups (SBN)

**RECAP: Habs rally past Rangers to tie series (

**Watch: Late Steve Ott hit leads to Canadiens-Rangers brawl in Game 2 (SBN)

**RECAP: Crosby gets 3 points, Penguins win Game 2 (Pensburgh)

**Watch: Blue Jackets’ Calvert breaks his stick over Kuhnhackl’s neck (SBN)

**RECAP: Oilers shut out Sharks in Game 2, tie series (Fear The Fin)

**Leafs don’t expect Zaitsev to play Game 2 (PHT)

**The decline of Lombardi as Kings’ GM (Jewels From The Crown)

**Potential coaching candidates for Kings (Jewels From The Crown)

**Penguins to honor late Dan Rooney with helmet decal (SBN)

**Vancouver interested in ex-Canuck Lowry for coaching staff (PHT)


**OHL Playoffs: Attack take pivotal Game 5 vs. Greyhounds (Sportsnet)

**QMJHL Playoffs: Armada down Titan in Game 5 to stay alive (Sportsnet)

**WHL Playoffs: Pats force Game 6 with crucial win over Broncos (Sportsnet)