Morning Bag Skate: 4-15-19

The IceHogs wrapped up their season with a 3-2 loss to the Admirals on Sunday at BMO Harris Bank Center in Rockford.

Max Shalunov and CSKA Moscow look to take a 2-0 series lead against Avangard Omsk in the KHL’s Gagarin Cup Final on Monday.

Elsewhere in Chicago sports, the White Sox fell 5-2 to the Yankees, while the Cubs-Angels game was postponed due to snow. The Cubs start a series Monday in Miami and the White Sox host the Royals.

BLACKHAWKS

IceHogs eliminated from Calder Cup playoffs contention (SCH)

Slavin, Steel clinch East’s No. 2 seed in USHL’s Clark Cup playoffs (SCH)

How did DeBrincat do that? Analyzing every goal he scored this season (The Athletic)

CENTRAL DIVISION

Game 3: Jets dominate Blues, jump back into series (Winnipeg Free Press)

Makar signs with Avs (Mile High Hockey)

Can Wild find answers in offseason to spark its offense next season? (Star Tribune)

Preds’ Grimaldi named stick after his grandfather (The Tennessean)

NHL

Stanley Cup Playoffs first-round schedule (NHL)

Game 3: Islanders take 3-0 series lead over Penguins (Lighthouse Hockey)

Game 3: Blue Jackets near sweep after holding off Lightning (Jackets Cannon)

Game 3: Golden Knights’ Stone, Stastny dominate Sharks to take 2-1 series lead (Knights On Ice)

Golden Knights sign Nikita Gusev to 1-year deal (Knights On Ice)

HOCKEY WORLD

Women’s Worlds: USA wins fifth straight gold (The Ice Garden)

Women’s Worlds: What happened on Finland’s waived off ‘game-winning goal’ (The Ice Garden)

WHL: Hannoun with hat trick, Raiders beat Blades to advance (Sportsnet)

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Author: Brandon M. Cain