Duncan Keith D CHI 2 Months

Keith had a productive outing Thursday versus the Senators, finishing with an assist, two penalty minutes, four blocked shots and a plus-3 rating in the shootout win.

Keith certainly isn't struggling this season by any means, but his six points in 10 games haven't put him on par with some of the league's other Norris Trophy contenders from the blue line. He'll probably rank among the top-tier players at his position by the end of the campaign -- just don't expect a repeat of last season's 55 assists, which ranked tops among defensemen.

Duncan Keith D CHI 3 Months

Keith delivered a goal and a power-play assist Thursday against the Stars.

Keith made a strong early case to defend last season's Norris Trophy nod, as he kicked off the game's scoring with less than a minute remaining in the first period. In addition, he would finish with a game-high 29:40 time on ice, but expect him to settle in closer to the 24-to-25 minute range most nights.

Duncan Keith D CHI 3 Months

Keith finished the preseason with no goals and four assists in four games played.

Keith continues to be considered one of the league's top defensemen after he won the Norris Trophy last season. Although he only scored six goals he had a whopping 55 assists, leading all defensemen in assists in 2013-14. Look for Keith to remain a premier defender and should be one of the top defensemen taken in drafts this year.

Duncan Keith D CHI 6 Months

Duncan Keith was awarded his second career James Norris Trophy Tuesday as the NHL's top defenseman.

The Chicago blueliner experienced a fantastic season in 2013-14 and beat out Boston's Zdeno Chara and Nashville's Shea Weber for the honor. Minnesota's Ryan Suter and the Blues' Alex Pietrangelo rounded out the top five vote-getters for the award.

Duncan Keith D CHI 6 Months

Duncan Keith is regarded as the favorite to win the Norris Trophy as the NHL's top defenseman.

He is listed as 10/11 favorite to take Norris honors according to oddsmakers. Zdeno Chara is listed as 8/5, while Shea Weber is listed as 4/1. The Trophy will be awarded next week in Las Vegas.

Duncan Keith D CHI 7 Months

Chicago struggled defensively against Los Angeles in the Western Conference Final.

The Kings ended up winning the series in Game 7 after Chicago conceded the lead three times. Their worst collapse though came in Game 2 when the Blackhawks had a 2-0 lead late in the second period and Los Angeles responded with six unanswered goals. "Obviously we gave up a lot of leads this series, especially," Duncan Keith said. "You go back to Game 2, we had the lead going into the third. I don't know. We played hard, but it just seemed like obviously you've got to give L.A. a lot of credit. They were resilient and never gave up. In Game 7, overtime, anything can happen."

Duncan Keith D CHI 7 Months

The Chicago Blackhawks are understandably upbeat after closing the 3-1 series deficit against the Los Angeles Kings.

"We're excited but nothing's done yet. We understand that," Duncan Keith said . "We've given ourselves the opportunity to play in that Game 7, to have a chance to move on, and I think that's what we're excited about." Game 7 will be played Sunday night. If Chicago wins, this will be the second straight campaign they will have overcome a 3-1 series deficit. They were in that position against the Detroit Red Wings in the second round of the 2013 playoffs.

Duncan Keith D CHI 7 Months

Duncan Keith registered his fourth goal of the postseason in Friday's 4-3 victory over Los Angeles in Game 6 of the Western Conference Final.

His third-period tally tied the game at 3-3 and the Kings' momentum when it looked like Chicago was going to be eliminated. He is currently tied for second among defensemen in goals during the 2014 playoffs; one marker behind Montreal's P.K. Subban and Los Angeles' Jake Muzzin. Keith has picked up 11 points in 18 games.

Duncan Keith D CHI 7 Months

Duncan Keith recorded a point in his third straight game, but the Hawks collapsed in the third period in a 6-2 loss to the Kings on Wednesday night.

Keith has 10 points in 14 playoff games with a +5 rating. The Blackhawks were oh so close to building a 2-0 series lead on the rival Kings in Game 2, but Chicago imploded and allowed six straight goals in the final 22 minutes to fall 6-2 and lose home ice advantage in the Western Final.

Duncan Keith D CHI 7 Months

Duncan Keith scored his third goal of the playoffs in Sunday's 3-1 win over Los Angeles to begin Round 3.

He scored the game-winning goal in the second period when his point shot was deflected off the stick of the Kings' forward Trevor Lewis. The shot took a wicked hop and went over Jonathan Quick. Keith has nine points in 13 postseason contests.