Smythe-type snipe? Keith breaks Game 6 stalemate (Video)
If the Chicago Blackhawks win the 2015 Stanley Cup, it’s widely believed that Duncan Keith will grab the Conn Smythe.
He greatly improved the odds of both by scoring the first goal of Game 6:
That’s a great individual effort by Keith, although Patrick Kane deserves kudos for a fantastic pass as well. Keith also hit a significant (if specific) milestone, as he became just the fourth skater to log more than 700 minutes of ice time in a single postseason:
Keith (700:16) is 4th skater to log 700:00 in a postseason (since '98): Doughty, 2014: 747:33; Pronger, 2006: 742:55; Lidstrom, 2002: 717:01— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) June 16, 2015
Also, his 21st point represents a very nice mark in itself.
We’ll find out soon enough if Chicago can make its 1-0 lead hold.
That goal ended up being the game-winner as Chicago won its third title in six seasons. Note this interesting tidbit: