If Chicago's Duncan Keith was winded after playing nearly 50 minutes in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals, well, he had time to catch his breath by Friday.
The defenseman shrugged off the heavy load he logged Wednesday night in the triple-overtime thriller that the Blackhawks won 4-3.
''It's obviously a long game, but I feel comfortable,'' Keith said. ''I take good care of myself and we have good trainers and everyone who steers us in the right direction. I'll be ready to go.''
Keith was on the ice for 48 minutes, 40 seconds.
Then again, he's used to playing big minutes. He led the Blackhawks in time on ice per game during the regular season at 24:06 and is tops on the team in the playoffs at 27:03.
''It's almost expected out of him,'' captain Jonathan Toews said. ''You know he's going to log a lot of minutes and he's going to be out there in every situation and he never fails. He always comes up with something. He's always leading us in some category. People don't appreciate it...