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Blackhawks’ Duncan Keith ejected after fight vs. Predators’ Miikka Salomaki

The veteran defenseman was sent off after a scuffle.

NHL: Chicago Blackhawks at Edmonton Oilers Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports

Duncan Keith was ejected in the first period against the Predators after a fight.

Miikka Salomaki drilled the Blackhawks veteran defenseman into the boards and he didn’t like it. Keith then pulled Salomaki to the ice and a fight started.

Alex DeBrincat even got in on the action with a scrap against Matt Irwin.

Keith was given a roughing penalty and instigator penalty against Salomaki. Keith also received a misconduct and game misconduct. Salomaki was not assessed a penalty, but Irwin did get called for a roughing penalty against DeBrincat.

The Predators took a 3-0 lead only 4:11 into the game. It’s the sixth consecutive game the Blackhawks have allowed the first goal.