Chicago Blackhawks: Duncan Keith scores goal 100 in losson February 26, 2020 at 2:00 pm

The Chicago Blackhawks continue to fall in the standings but Duncan Keith’s 100th career goal is something to be proud of.

The Chicago Blackhawks were in Missouri for their first game after the trade deadline against the St. Louis Blues. The Blues are the defending Stanley Cup Champions along with sitting at the top of the Western Conference. They are good and there is no way around that fact. The Blackhawks played them well but ended up falling 6-5. They got the Blues to play their offensive-minded game and still lost.

One note from the game that is considered a positive one, is the fact that defenseman Duncan Keith scored his 100th career goal. That is an incredible milestone for a two-way defenseman. It was a power-play goal assisted by Jonathan Toews. Keith has been sitting on 99 goals for a bit here so getting that 100th goal off his back is great to see.

Keith has been one of the pillars for this franchise forever. Keith’s 100th goal is with 504 assists for 604 points in 1131 games. He has a Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP, two Norris Trophies as the league’s top defenseman, and of course a three-time Stanley Cup Champion. He is without question going to walk into the Hall of Fame one day. You can make the argument that Keith is the best defenseman the Blackhawks have ever had.

As mentioned before, Keith’s goal was on the power play. That was one of three power-play goals for Chicago. As everyone knows, the Blackhawks power play is awful. They are dead last in the NHL but seeing them score 3 against the West’s top team is good to see. It is too little too late but going into next year, it would be cool to see them improve that area of their game.

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Keith and the Blackhawks have yet another extremely tough game ahead of them. On Thursday night, they will be in Florida to take on the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Bolts had a rough start to the season but now they are right where we expected them to be all along, one of the best teams in the NHL. They really don’t have any flaws so once the playoff games start, they just need to execute. This is going to be a tough game as Chicago tries to end a long losing streak to Tampa Bay.

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