Morning Bag Skate: Corey Crawford, Jonathan Toews advance to World Cup final

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

Corey Crawford and Jonathan Toews have advanced to the best-of-three World Cup final with Team Canada after a 5-3 victory over Team Russia (Artem Anisimov and Artemi Panarin) on Saturday.

Niklas Hjalmarsson and Marcus Kruger of Team Sweden will face off against Marian Hossa and Team Europe in the other semifinal at noon Sunday on ESPN.


**Kane, Kempny, Pokka to join Hawks camp Tuesday (SCH)

**While stars are away, Hawks prospects will play - a lot (Sun Times)

**Hawks preaching patience with Kempny (Sun Times)

**’Weird’ feeling for Hawks who are missing start of camp (Chicago Tribune)

**Pokka hoping to use World Cup as springboard (Chicago Tribune)


**Stars’ Eakin out 6 weeks with knee ailment (Dallas Morning News)

**Ruff: Consistency will be key for Stars, has confidence in goalies (Dallas Morning News)

**Blues at 50: Half a century of highs, lows and legendary players (STLToday)

**Hitchcock, Blues focused on evaluating young players (STLToday)

**Hutton happy to be Blues’ No. 2 goaltender (STLToday)

**Trouba requests trade from Jets (AIH)

**Preds’ depth defensemen receive increased attention (The Tennessean)

**Gelinas ready to write off last season, claim spot on Avs defense (Denver Post)

**Wild’s Folin, Reilly locked in defensive battle for roster spot (Star Tribune)


**Penguins’ Murray out 3-6 weeks with broken hand (Pensburgh)

**Bruins’ Vatrano to miss 3 months with foot injury (SCoC)

**Senators’ Stone is dealing with concussion (PHT)


**Canada advances to World Cup final with win over Russia (PHT)