Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks won’t play outdoor game next season

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

The Chicago Blackhawks were left off the NHL’s outdoor game schedule for the 2017-18 season. Chicago has played an outdoor game every year since 2014.

Jake Guentzel scored late to lift the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 5-3 win over the Nashville Predators in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final. Game 2 is Wednesday night in Pittsburgh.


**Ripple effect of Sharp trade still stings Hawks 2 years later (Chicago Tribune)

**Hawks not playing outdoor game for 1st time in 5 years (SCH)

**Prospect Knott helps Windsor win Memorial Cup (SCH)

**Kempny signs 1-year contract extension (SCH)


**Edmundson's stock is on the rise (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

**Why Seguin has such a big transition season ahead (Dallas Morning News)

**GM Fletcher hopeful prized prospect Kirill Kaprizov joins Wild for 2018-19 season (Star Tribune)

**Kuemper has likely played his last game for the Wild (Hockey Wilderness)


**RECAP: Guentzel’s late goal lifts Penguins to Game 1 win (Pensburgh)

**Subban’s goal waved off after Penguins’ offside challenge (SBN)

**Collier: Game 1 was just a tune-up, for players and fans alike (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

**Growth industry: The legend and twisted origin of playoff beards (ESPN)

**Origin, evolution and adventures of the iconic Stanley Cup (AP)

**How to get a ticket to the Stanley Cup Final in Nashville (On The Forecheck)


**Bettman talks Olympics, Quebec City in state of the league address (Sportsnet)

**Lightning to host 2018 All-Star Game (Raw Charge)

**NHL grants Vegas extra 24 hours to pursue free agents (Las Vegas Review-Journal)

**NHL boss expects players, including Ovi, to not play in Olympics (Washington Post)

**Canucks’ 50-year anniversary could include a prize — NHL Draft (The Providence)

**Red Wings GM exploring trade of Howard or Mrazek (Sportsnet)

**Could Larry Robinson be joining the Florida Panthers? (PHT)

**Flyers season review: MacDonald saw larger role, but results remained poor (Broad Street Hockey)

**Flames report card: Chad Johnson (Matchsticks and Gasoline)

**Blue Jackets player review: Jack Johnson (Jackets Cannon)

**6 major issues facing the Ottawa Senators this summer (Sportsnet)


**Ozolinsh named head coach of KHL Dinamo Riga (PHT)

**Otters goalie Timpano pens apology for stick-throwing incident (theScore)

**Four alternate formats for Memorial Cup (Sportsnet)