Morning Bag Skate: Duncan Keith delivers late win for Blackhawks over Blues
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Duncan Keith scored with only 8.5 seconds left to lift the Chicago Blackhawks to a 4-3 come-from-behind win over the St. Louis Blues on Wednesday at Scottrade Center. The two teams will meet again in Chicago’s home finale Friday.
With the win, Chicago moved up one spot in the league standings to 23rd at 76 points. The Hawks hold a 5 percent odds at landing the No. 1 draft pick this year.
Chicago slid down to 24th place in the league standings at 74 points after the New York Islanders’ win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday. The Hawks hold a 6 percent odds at the No. 1 draft pick this year. They can finish no better than 23rd since Carolina and the New York Rangers have 81 and 77 points, respectively.
All four teams that could impact the Hawks’ lottery odds will be in action Thursday. The Rangers and Islanders (76 points) meet in The Battle of New York, while Edmonton (74 points) hosts Pacific Division winners Vegas and Detroit (72 points) welcomes lowly Montreal (69 points).
**RECAP: Hawks rally from 3-1 deficit in win at St. Louis (SCH)
**Watch: Keith scores with 8.5 seconds left to beat Blues (SCH)
**Watch: Hillman scores his first NHL career goal (SCH)
**Final mission for Hawks is to spoil Blues’ season (SCH)
**Fans get rare 2nd chance to give Sharp a fond farewell (Chicago Sun-Times)
**Ejdsell trying to get up to speed in NHL (Chicago Sun-Times)
**Hawks to honor Stan Mikita with ‘One More Shift’ on Friday (SCH)
**Quenneville: ‘It’s possible’ prospect Jokiharju plays next season in NHL (SCH)
**Celebrate Blackhawks legend Scott Foster with this T-shirt (SCH)
** RECAP: Ducks clinch playoff berth with victory against Wild (Hockey Wilderness)
**Barberio might return and bolster the Avalanche’s D-corps (The Denver Post)
**RECAP: Sabres secure best Draft Lottery odds with loss to Sens (Die By The Blade)
**Kings clinch playoff spot with Blues’ loss (Jewels From The Crown)
**Colorado College signs coach Haviland to multiyear extension (The Gazette)
**Ramsey: Haviland has fresh contract extension, but he’s not satisfied (The Gazette)
**Notre Dame’s Jackson named Penrose Award winner as national coach of the year (One Foot Down)
**Armada star Alex Barre-Boulet named QMJHL MVP; Zadina top prospect (Sportsnet)
**OHL Playoffs: Colts edge Frontenacs in OT to take Game 1 of 2nd round (Sportsnet)