Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks to host Blues in home finale

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

The Chicago Blackhawks will play their home finale against Central Division rival St. Louis on Friday at the United Center in Chicago.

The Hawks won the third meeting of the season between the two teams Wednesday, when Duncan Keith scored only his second goal of the season with 8.5 seconds left in the third period.


**Hawks to honor Stan Mikita with ‘One More Shift’ on Friday (SCH)

**Is this the end for Patrick Sharp? ‘We’ll see’ (The Athletic)

**Hawks to retain GM Bowman, coach Quenneville for 2018-19 season (SCH)

**Hawks president McDonough says Quenneville works well with young players (SCH)

**Quenneville doesn’t expect to make coaching staff changes (SCH)

**Kane, Toews support decision to keep Quenneville (SCH)

**Prospect Dennis Gilbert, Notre Dame to play for 2018 NCAA championship (SCH)

**Prospect Mathias From signs professional tryout contract with IceHogs (SCH)

**Names of 1961 Black Hawks being removed from Stanley Cup (SCH)

**Celebrate Blackhawks legend Scott Foster with this T-shirt (SCH)


**Preds clinch first Presidents’ Trophy in franchise history (On The Forecheck)

**RECAP: Preds win Presidents’ Trophy with rally against Capitals (On The Forecheck)

**Preds fan ships dead catfish to NHL office in protest of blown call (ESPN)

**RECAP: Jets defeat Flames, will finish second in Central Division (Arctic Ice Hockey)

**Jets, Wild to meet in first round of playoffs (Arctic Ice Hockey)

**RECAP: Wild fall to Brown’s 4 goals, Kings in OT (

**RECAP: Avs drop 3rd straight, fall to Sharks (Mile High Hockey)


**50/50 jackpot at Canucks game reaches record $1M Canadian (theScore)

**RECAP: Sedins lift Canucks past Coyotes in final NHL home game (

**Hidden strengths of Canucks greats Daniel and Henrik Sedin (Sportsnet)

**RECAP: Devils clinch playoff berth with win against Maple Leafs (All About The Jersey)

**RECAP: Islanders complete season series sweep of Rangers (Lighthouse Hockey)

**RECAP: Flyers close in on playoff berth with win against Hurricanes (Broad Street Hockey)

**RECAP: Blue Jackets clinch playoff berth in OT loss to Penguins (Pensburgh)

**Penguins sign Cornell forward Anthony Angello to ECL (Pensburgh)

**RECAP: Deslauriers, Canadiens defeat Red Wings (Habs Eyes On The Prize)

**RECAP: Panthers defeat Bruins to remain in Eastern race (

**RECAP: McDavid helps Oilers defeat Golden Knights (

**Ducks’ Eaves won’t return for playoffs due to Guillain-Barre syndrome (theScore)

**Sens’ Gaborik expected to be out 8 weeks after back surgery (theScore)


**RECAP: Fast start propels Minnesota-Duluth to win over Ohio State, national title game (SBNCH)

**OHL Playoffs: Nurse leads Bulldogs past IceDogs in OT; Hamilton leads series (Sportsnet)

**QMJHL Round 2 Preview: First-round upsets lead to interesting match-ups (Sportsnet)