Morning Bag Skate: Chicago Steel play deciding Game 5 against Sioux City in Clark Cup Final

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

The Chicago Steel will play the Sioux City Musketeers at 7:05 p.m. Tuesday in a deciding Game 5 of the Clark Cup Final at Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. The Geneva, Illinois-based USHL team is vying for their first championship while Sioux City are going for their fourth and first since 2002.

In Hawks prospect news, Alex DeBrincat had a goal and three assists for Erie in a 12-5 victory over Saint John at the Memorial Cup. The Otters are 2-0 in the tournament while the QMJHL champions are 0-2.

Matthew Highmore and Nathan Noel with the Sea Dogs wrap up round robin play against Western Hockey League champion Seattle (0-2) on Tuesday. The victor will grab a spot in the semifinals while the loser drops out of the tournament. Erie faces off against Graham Knott and Windsor in a game of unbeatens Wednesday in the final game in round robin play.


**Kruger basking in glow of Sweden’s World Championship (Chicago Sun Times)

**Samuelsson top candidate to be Hawks’ assistant coach, per report (SCH)

**White played tight defense on the ice, kept team loose off it (

**2017 Memorial Cup: Schedule, times, results (SCH)


**RECAP: Preds reach 1st Stanley Cup Final, oust Ducks in 6 (On The Forecheck)

**Internet jokes about Arvidsson’s bloody R on his face (SBN)

**Gordo: Blues must respond to Nashville’s success (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

**Blues owner Stillman stands by GM Armstrong (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

**Should the Wild bottom out? History shows it can work (Star Tribune)

**Olofsson improved throughout the Wild’s season (Hockey Wilderness)

**2017 NHL Entry Draft Prospect Profile: Jusso Valimaki (Defending Big D)

**2017 NHL Entry Draft Prospect Profile: Owen Tippett (Defending Big D)

**What should Jets make of prospect Logan Stanley? (Arctic Ice Hockey)


**Oshie leads free agents about to cash in after strong playoffs (SBN)

**Conn Smythe Watch: Should Crosby be MVP? (Puck Daddy)

**Karlsson, Brassard, Ceci all good to go in Game 6 for Senators (PHT)

**No hearing scheduled for Senators’ Wingels after Wilson headshot (PHT)

**Brennan: Penguins are back to being the Penguins, and Sens are in trouble (Ottawa Citizen)

**Report: Sharks sign Czech d-man Simek (Fear The Fin)

**Report: Defenseman Viktor Antipin expected to join Sabres next week (PHT)


**Otters’ offensive label at Memorial Cup an understatement (Sportsnet)

**Coyotes’ Strome sets record, Otters demolish Sea Dogs (Sportsnet)

**Steel go to deciding game in Clark Cup Final (Kane County Chronicle)

**USHL: Musketeers, Steel play for Clark Cup (Sioux City Journal)

**Nolan Patrick unfazed by injuries possibly affecting draft stock (The Courier Post)

**Michigan’s Luke Martin 2017 NHL Draft Profile (SBNCH)

**Michigan State’s Patrick Khodorenko 2017 NHL Draft Profile (SBNCH)

**NAHL Aston’s Mareks Mitens 2017 NHL Draft Profile (SBNCH)