Morning Bag Skate: Capitals fly to 2-1 series lead in Stanley Cup Final

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

Evgeny Kuznetsov had a goal and an assist to lead the Washington Capitals to a 3-1 win over the Vegas Golden Knights 3-1 on Saturday at Capital One Arena to move two wins from their first championship.

Martin Marincin scored two third-period goals and Trevor Moore added the game-winning goal for the Toronto Marlies in a 6-5 win over the Texas Stars in Game 1 of the Calder Cup Final.


**Dinner and a move: Blackhawks using combine to fine-tune their draft board (Chicago Sun-Times)

**What are the Blackhawks getting in new prospect Jacob Nilsson? (The Athletic)

**Former Blackhawk of the Week: Tom Lysiak (SCH)

**From Sikura to Olofsson, it’s time to exhaustively rank the Blackhawks’ top prospects of the 2017-18 season (The Athletic)


**Stastny ‘absolutely’ open to Blues return (PHT)


**Stanley Cup Final schedule (SBN)

**Game 3: Capitals top Golden Knights, take series lead (Japers’ Rink)

**Orpik returns to Game 3 after brutal hit, prompting scrutiny of league’s concussion protocol (The Washington Post)

**Golden Knights search for answers as offense again sputters (Las Vegas Review-Journal)

**Ekman-Larsson, Coyotes discussing long-term contract (NHL)

**Report: Canadiens have begun discussions on a potential Pacioretty contract extension (Habs On The Prize)


**Calder Cup Game 1: Marlies prevail in opener against Stars (AHL)