On Tuesday night in Winnipeg the Blackhawks got their asses kicked again. It was their eighth straight loss.
This has been the worst season Chicago has had in a decade, which has made it hard to appreciate some of the special accomplishments that are coming along on the timeline.
The loss in Winnipeg was a historic game for two Blackhawks. Defenseman Brent Seabrook appeared in his 1,036th regular season game in the NHL. Duncan Keith skated in his 1,027th regular season game.
The duo skated in in the lineup together for the 1,000th time, the first pair of defensemen to do so in NHL history.
A lot can be said about the decline in Keith’s play and Seabrook’s awful contract. But over the years they have been two of the best to ever wear the Indian head.
Seabrook and Keith rank first and second, respectively, in Blackhawks history in games played by a defenseman. The only other dman to skate in 1,000 games in the Indian head was Bob Murray (1,008).