The Chicago Blackhawks' lines went through the blender following Games 1 and 2 of their opening-round playoff series against the St. Louis Blues.
Bryan Bickell was starting to bring that physical game as the calendar got closer to the postseason. He hasn’t let up since.
Duncan Keith will play tonight after taking a maintenance morning off but David Backes’ status is a bit up in the air as the Chicago Blackhawks host the St.
The combination was a surprise to see, mainly because coach Joel Quenneville didn’t throw it out there in Monday morning’s line rushes.
The waning minutes seemed to last forever on Monday night.