Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks visit Anaheim

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

The Chicago Blackhawks visit the Anaheim Ducks, who hold the top spot in the Pacific Division, on Thursday at Honda Center.


**SCH is looking for an assistant editor (SCH)

**Chicago, we dub thee: First City of Hockey (Chicago Tribune)

**5 Hawks prospects advance to second round of CHL playoffs (SCH)

**Hawks recall Forsling from AHL (SCH)

**What team would be the better first-round matchup for Hawks? (SCH)


**Wild considers resting veterans before playoffs (Star Tribune)

**Blues’ power play is having problems (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

**Blues, Sobotka working on contract, per report (St. Louis GameTime)

**What to watch for in Preds’ final games (The Tennessean)


**Every 2017 NHL college free agent signing in one place (SBN)

**RECAP: Capitals beat Blue Jackets to claim 2nd straight Presidents’ Trophy (Japers’ Rink)

**RECAP: Sabres edge Habs in home finale (Die By The Blade)

**Canadiens-Rangers, Blue Jackets-Penguins set for 1st round (theScore)

**Sabres’ Okposo hospitalized in ICU (Die By The Blade)

**Penguins’ Letang to have neck surgery, out for the playoffs (Pensburgh)

**Former Flyer Ilkka Sinisalo dies at 58 (Broad Street Hockey)

**Sullivan 'optimistic' Malkin will be ready for playoffs (theScore)

**No hearing scheduled for Flames’ Giordano after hit on Ducks’ Fowler (PHT)

**Collins forgoes senior season at Minnesota, signs 3-year ELC with Blue Jackets (Jackets Cannon)

**Cholowski leaves St. Cloud State after 1 seasons, signs with Red Wings (Winging It In Motown)


**Remembering when Chicago had D-1 hockey (College Hockey News)

**Omaha promotes Gabinet to replace Blais as head coach (Omaha World Herald)

**Frozen Four: Minnesota Duluth looks to limit Harvard attack (SBNCH)

**How Denver bucked a trend to return to Frozen Four (SBNCH)

**Frozen Four: Borgstrom’s emergence sparked Denver offense (SBNCH)

**Notre Dame’s Frozen Four appearance thrills Nardella family (Chicago Tribune)

**Frozen Four: Scouting Notre Dame’s top players (SBNCH)

**Frozen Four: Perception isn’t reality for Fighting Irish (SBNCH)

**Denver’s Montgomery wins Spencer Penrose Award as best coach (SBNCH)

**Poganski, Gersich returning to North Dakota (SBNCH)