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Blackhawks’ lost penalty advantage puts poor special teams under microscope

“But when Keith had enough in Nashville, he lashed out with a career-high 29 penalty minutes and an ejection” writes Satchel Price for suntimes.com. The Hawks were plus-295 in penalty differential over that decadelong stretch — better than all but two teams.For the first time in more than a decade, the team is on pace for a negative penalty differential.Since 2008-09, the Hawks ranked among the league’s top four in both drawing penalties and avoiding them, according to Corsica Hockey.Ryan Hartman, Tommy Wingels, Richard Panik, Lance Bouma and Anthony Duclair were among the Hawks’ leaders in drawing penalties last season.
 
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