Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks visit Predators for Game 3

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

The Chicago Blackhawks hit the road to play Game 3 against the Nashville Predators on Monday at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. Chicago trails 2-0 in the Western Conference quarterfinals best-of-seven series.

In Hawks prospect news, John Dahlstrom had a goal and two assists in Medicine Hat’s 5-2 win over Lethbridge to force a Game 7 in their Western Hockey League playoff series. Game 7 is Tuesday in Medicine Hat.

Alex DeBrincat had an assist in Erie’s 2-1 overtime loss to London in Game 6. Erie hosts London in Game 7 on Tuesday, with the winner advancing to the Western Conference Final to play Owen Sound.


**3 adjustments the Hawks could make for Game 3 (SCH)

**Let’s talk about ‘spoiled’ Hawks fans booing (SCH)

**Rexrode: Why Preds' fans are superior to Hawks' bandwagon jumpers (The Tennessean)

**Predators fans eye Stanley Cup after impressive two wins (The Tennessean)

**How the Preds, Rinne are shutting out the Hawks (On The Forecheck)

**5 most dire series deficits the Blackhawks have faced (Chicago Sun Times)

**Toews, Kane need to step up (Chicago Tribune)

**Unofficial Hawks fan guide to Nashville (Chicago Tribune)

**Hawks still trying to breakthrough Preds (CSN)

**Hartman won’t face discipline for hit on Smith in Game 2 (SCH)

**Rockford Report: IceHogs drop season finale to Iowa (SCH)


**RECAP: Blues top Wild to take 3-0 series lead (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

**Souhan: Three losses in, it's time: Show us something, Wild (Star Tribune)

**Staying at DU worked out great for Butcher, so hard to blast Avs (Denver Post)


**Stanley Cup playoff schedule, matchups (SBN)

**RECAP: Guentzel’s hat trick lifts Pens past Blue Jackets for 3-0 series lead (Pensburgh)

**Watch: Penguins score moments after Werenski bloodied by puck to face (theScore)

**Look: Werenski’s bruised eye (SBN)

**Tortorella: Werenski has 'balls as big as the building' (theScore)

**RECAP: Radulov propels Canadiens in Game 3 (

**RECAP: Talbot, Oilers blank Sharks in Game 3 (Copper N Blue)

**Amid insanity of playoff hockey, one Leafs fan (and his cigarette) stand out (Washington Post)


**OHL Playoffs: Stephens, Knights force Game 7 with OT win over Otters (Sportsnet)

**WHL Playoffs: Bradley scores twice, Tigers beat Hurricanes to force Game 7 (Sportsnet)

**Women's Team USA national team selection camp roster announced (The Ice Garden)