The question was an easy one.

Following the Chicago Blackhawks' 3-0 victory over the Minnesota Wild in Game 4 of the Western Conference quarterfinals Tuesday night at Xcel Energy Center, defenseman Duncan Keith was asked how long it'd been since he'd slept.
"How long have I been up?" Keith said. "What day is today?"

After the kind of day Keith had Tuesday, it's easy to understand his confusion. The veteran attended the birth of his son, Colton Duncan Keith, in Chicago before hopping on a flight back to Minnesota where he made it to the arena two hours prior to opening puck drop.

"It's exciting for myself and my wife (Kelly-Rae)," Keith said. "It's kind of a whirlwind, really. Get the call and get back home in the middle of the night. It's just been non-stop, on the go and so much excitement getting to see my little boy.

"It's definitely kind of a crazy experience being in playoffs and having it happen on the day of a playoff game on the road. It's a day I'll always remember."

Keith logged a team-high 23 minutes, 57 seconds as the Hawks took a commanding 3-1 advantage in the best-of-seven series that will continue with Game 5 on Thursday night at the United Center.

Did Keith consider not playing in the game?

"I don't think so," he said.