Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks trade Scott Darling to Hurricanes

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

Chicago Blackhawks traded backup goaltender Scott Darling to the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for a 2018 third-round pick Friday.

One day removed from signing a three-year contract, Nathan Noel scored a goal and assist in Saint John’s 4-0 win over Chicoutimi for a 3-2 series lead in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League semifinal. Matthew Highmore was scoreless for the Sea Dogs, who visit Chicoutimi for Game 6 Sunday.

Hawks prospect Alex DeBrincat was scoreless in the Erie Otters’ 4-2 win over Owen Sound in Game 5 to take a 3-2 series lead in the Ontario Hockey League’s Western Conference Final. Game 6 is Sunday at Owen Sound.


**Hawks trade Darling to Hurricanes (SCH)

**Hawks make smart move by trading Darling (SCH)


**RECAP: Tarasenko scores twice to even series (St. Louis GameTime)

**Preds’ Fiddler ejected for knee-to-knee on Blues’ Parayko (SBN)

**Avalanche hopes to win the lottery… the NHL draft lottery (Denver Post)

**Wild should want to keep Hanzal, but can they? (Hockey Wilderness)

*Stars season grades: Radek Faksa (Defending Big D)


**Stanley Cup playoff schedule, matchups (SBN)

**RECAP: Talbot leads Oilers to 2-0 series lead over Ducks (Copper N Blue)

**Sabres interview Bill Guerin for GM, who could be next? (Die By The Blade)

**Habs sign QMJHL free agent Antoine Waked (Habs Eyes On The Prize)


**South Korea to play in World Championship for first time in 2018 (theScore)

**Sharks’ Vlasic named to Team Canada for Worlds (Fear The Fin)

**OHL Playoffs: Otters take 3-2 series lead over Owen Sound (Sportsnet)

**WHL Playoffs: Pats, T-Birds each one win away (Sportsnet)