By Brad Vandenberk
Game 4 of the Western Conference gifted us with nothing but story lines before the puck was even dropped. Duncan Keith was assessed a 1-game suspension for an uncontrolled high stick to the face of Jeff Carter in game 3. Keith received a four minute minor during the game, but the league wanted more and suspending the Hawks D man. Carter received 22 stitches in his mouth and chipped a few pearly whites.
Mike Richards did not dress once again for the Kings missing his 3rd straight. But with Keith out, the Kings were looking poised to get the win to tie the series.
Sheldon Brookbank was inserted into the lineup to take Keith’s “spot”.