Morning Bag Skate: Rockford IceHogs rally to take Game 1 against Manitoba Moose

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

Tyler Sikura and John Hayden scored two goals 45 seconds apart to lead the Rockford IceHogs, the Chicago Blackhawks’ AHL affiliate, to a 4-2 win over the Manitoba Moose, the Winnipeg Jets’ minor league team, in Game 1 of the Central Division final Friday at Bell MTS Place in Winnipeg.

Victor Ejdsell and Cody Franson also scored, while goaltender Collin Delia stopped 24 shots in the win.

Game 2 is at 4 p.m. today at Bell MTS Place.


**IceHogs steal series lead with comeback win at Manitoba (Rockford IceHogs)

**Kane, Oesterle, DeBrincat tally assists as Team USA beats Canada 5-4 (SCH)

**Former Blackhawk Earl Balfour dies at age 85 (SCH)

**Kane’s mild regression during 2017-18 season (SCH)

**IceHogs coach Jeremy Colliton forever tied to Swedish club Mora IK (The Athletic)

**Former Blackhawk of the Week: Jimmy Waite (SCH)

**Svedberg is living it up in Rockford without giving up on NHL (The Athletic)

**IceHogs vs. Manitoba Moose schedule (SCH)


**Rexrode: Preds coach Laviolette is running a clinic on all of us (The Tennessean)

**5-year-old with new heart, big dream will toss catfish at Predators game (The Tennessean)


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

**Goal or no goal? What goes into NHL reviews that always stir up controversy (USA Today)

**Game 5: Golden Knights hold off Sharks in Game 5, take series lead (Knights On Ice)

**Game 4: Girardi, Lightning push Bruins to brink of elimination (Raw Charge)

**Watch: Bruins’ Marchand licks Tampa Bay’s Callahan (SBN)

**Caps sign 2015 1st-rounder Ilya Samsonov to ELC (theScore)

**For Capitals, Game 5 focus will be on reigniting top line (The Washington Post)

**Flyers sign Kase to ELC (Broad Street Hockey)


**Will David Carle be Denver’s next head coach? (Mile High Hockey)

**OHL final: Entwistle scores OT winner as Bulldogs beat Greyhounds in Game 1 (Sportsnet)

**QMJHL final: Barre-Boulet, Armada take Game 1 over Titan (Sportsnet)

**WHL final: Hart carries Silvertips to Game 1 win over Broncos (Sportsnet)

**Oil Kings take Dylan Guenther first overall in WHL bantam draft (Sportsnet)