1- Did he purposely do it? I guess we will never know, but popular opinion, including mine says he did it on purpose. Now I don’t think that he thought I am going to hurt this guy, but I do think he was seeking revenge.
2- How will this affect the Blackhawks in the final weeks leading up to the Stanley Cup Playoffs? This may just help the Blackhawks. Keith logs a ton of minutes and this will give him some much-needed rest. Missing the first playoff game will hurt, but the Blackhawks are way to strong of a team to have this one game put them behind the eight-ball.