Morning Bag Skate: Hawks struggle in 5-0 shutout loss to Predators

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

After suffering through a rough 5-0 beating Saturday night at the United Center, the Blackhawks will head to the Music City for game three on Monday, trailing 2-0 in the series.


**RECAP: Blackhawk Down: Who took the ice for the home team last night? (SCH)

**VIDEOS: Kane, Toews, Quenneville react to embarrassing game two loss (

**This lackluster 5-0 loser can't be the Blackhawks, can it? (Chicago Tribune)

**The NHL is reviewing Ryan Hartman’s controversial hit on Craig Smith (Chicago Tribune)

**Frustrated Blackhawks look entirely lost, although Toews is not giving up (CBS Chicago)

**Pekka Rinne, Predators defense frustrating Blackhawks (Chicago Sun-Times)

**Stopping Toews and good goaltending are a few keys to success for the Predators (ESPN)


**Blues are playing great hockey against the Wild, up 2-0 on series (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

**Zach Sanford, other Blues younglings stepping it up for the cup (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

**Wild, down 2-0 to Blues, face a tough hill to climb (Star Tribune)

**Fans react to, question Stars’ hiring of Ken Hitchcock (Wrong Side of the Blue Line)

**Hitchcock brings a system to Dallas which could help his goalies (Dallas Morning News)

**Reviewing Jets’ center Mark Scheifele’s 2017 season (Arctic Ice Hockey)


**Stanley Cup playoff schedule, matchups (SBN)

**RECAP: Sens beat Bruins 4-3 in overtime, even series at 1-1 (Seven Silver Sens)

**David Krejci and Colin Miller could return for game three vs. Senators (Boston Globe)

**Blue Jackets’ Matt Calvert suspended after breaking stick over Penguins player’s neck (SBN)

**RECAP: The Leafs also won in epic fashion on Saturday, beating the Capitals 4-3 (PPP)

**Leafs’ defenseman Roman Polak suffered a nasty right leg injury in that game (PPP)

**The Maple Leafs are making something out of nothing (Toronto Star)

**Hockey comes unhinged as tensions flare and brawls erupt (SBN)

**RECAP: Getzlaf leads Ducks to 3-2 victory over Flames, take 2-0 series lead (

**Handicapping every playoff team’s Stanley Cup odds (Bleacher Report)

**SHOCKER: Crosby leads regular season jersey sales, Kane and Toews right behind (Puck Daddy)


Here are the East and West finalists for Kraft Hockeyville, including Bloomington, IL (PHT)

**After winning a world title, where does women’s hockey go from here? (The Ice Garden)

**OHL Playoffs: Steelheads beat Generals to advance to third-round (Sportsnet)

**QMJHL Playoffs: Armada down Titan in Game 5 to stay alive (Sportsnet)

**WHL Playoffs: Pats force Game 7 with win over Broncos (Sportsnet)