Morning Bag Skate: Capitals take 2-0 series lead over Lightning

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

Evgeny Kuznetsov and Lars Eller each had a goal and two assists to power the Washington Capitals to a 6-2 win Sunday over the Tampa Bay Lightning for a 2-0 series lead in the Eastern Conference Final.

The Winnipeg Jets look to follow the Capitals’ lead and take a 2-0 Western Conference Final series lead over the Vegas Golden Knights on Monday.

The Rockford IceHogs, the Chicago Blackhawks’ AHL affiliate, will wait until Friday to play Game 1 of the Western Conference Final at Texas.


**Watch: Duclair gives his mom a Mercedes-Benz car on Mother’s Day (SCH)

**DeBrincat, Kane help Team USA rout Norway at Worlds (SCH)

**What if the Blackhawks were ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ characters? (SCH)

**IceHogs vs. Stars schedule (SCH)


**Blues prospect Rob Thomas earns Wayne Gretzky ’99’ Award as OHL Playoff MVP (St. Louis GameTime)


**Stanley Cup playoffs: Bracket, schedule, scores and more (SBN)

**ECF Game 2: Capitals score 6 in win against Lightning (Japers’ Rink)

**Carlson sets Capitals record for points by D-man in single postseason (theScore)

**Perron’s return has been boost to Golden Knights’ playoff run (Las Vegas Review-Journal)


**Report: Canucks prospect Pettersson to miss rest of worlds with thumb injury (theScore)

**OHL Final: Bulldogs top Greyhounds, advance to Memorial Cup (Sportsnet)

**QMJHL Final: Titan eliminate Armada to move on to Memorial Cup (Sportsnet)

**WHL Final: Swift Current claims first WHL title in 25 years (WHL)

**Flames prospect Gawdin named 2018 WHL Playoffs MVP (WHL)