Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks prospect Alex DeBrincat shines in Erie’s Game 2 win

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

Chicago Blackhawks prospect Alex DeBrincat scored two goals to lead the Erie Otters to a 2-0 series lead over Mississauga in the Ontario Hockey League’s Championship Series on Sunday.

Matthew Highmore and Nathan Noel have another day off before playing Game 3 of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League’s President Cup Final for Saint John. Highmore has scored three points (1G, 2A) and Noel has a goal for the Sea Dogs, who hold a 2-0 series lead.


**Darling finds ideal landing place with ‘Canes (SCH)

**Carcillo staying busy by helping out former players, future ones (CSN)

**Ex-Hawk Bickell taking things slow while battling MS (Chicago Tribune)

**Prospect DeBrincat named OHL Most Outstanding Player (SCH)

**2017 World Championship preview: Hawks edition (SCH)


**RECAP: Preds top Blues, advance to first-ever Western Conference Final (On The Forecheck)

**Watch: Preds reactions after advancing to Western Conference Final (On The Forecheck)

**Parise on Wild's season, Olympic decision (Puck Daddy)

**Frei: Kroenke’s support for Avs GM Sakic was unmistakable, with subtle kickers (Denver Post)


**Stanley Cup playoff schedule, matchups (SBN)

**RECAP: Oilers rout Ducks to force Game 7 (Anaheim Calling)

**Ducks’ Cogliano bloodied after taking elbow to face (SBN)

**Kuznetsov is Capitals’ future, and he’s showing why this postseason (Washington Post)

**Goaltending will be the key factor for Penguins in Game 6 (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

**Like last year, Penguins hope to main composure in Game 6 (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)


**Coyotes first rounder Keller scores hat trick in U.S.’ win over Denmark (PHT)

**Slovenia's Jeglic suspended 2 games for kicking Swiss player in neck (PHT)

**Watch: France's Bellemare refuses player of game award, gives it to his goalie (theScore)

**OHL: DeBrincat scores twice as Otters take 2-0 lead in series (Sportsnet)

**QMJHL: Saint John takes 2-0 over Armada (Sportsnet)

**WHL Final: Regina wins in OT to tie series with Seattle (Sportsnet)

**Four GM positions open in CWHL for 2017-18 season (The Ice Garden)

**Michigan’s female players support their team with cash, brooms (New York Times)