The best moment of last night’s triple-OT Blackhawks win didn’t even count. Andrew Shaw’s headbutt goal in the second overtime was waved off, quite possibly for being too awesome to process at 1 in the morning. Things worked out in the end for Chicago, but did we and future highlight reels really need to be deprived…
Hockey players regularly play soccer in the locker room before games, and Blackhawks forward Andrew Shaw pulled his best Ronaldo impression when he headed in a goal that left the city of Chicago thinking they’d won Game 2 of the Western Conference Final in double overtime. But no! It turns out that’s illegal. But…
Andrew Shaw's busted-up face was one of the highlights of the Chicago Blackhawks' Stanley Cup victory. Shaw hoisting the cup while his face continued to swell and blood oozed from his stitched-up wounds is an image that will always hold a place in hockey history, and now fans have the opportunity to own a piece of…
Andrew Shaw took a puck to the face during Chicago's Game 6 win, but he's a hockey player, so he got stitched up and back on the ice. The photos of a still-bloody Shaw hoisting the Stanley Cup were great: he was very clearly feeling no pain. But a few days later, he's on his way to ringing bells in a French cathedral.
Andrew Shaw was the Game 1 hero, but that's not what he does. He's a pest. An agitator. A player who gets his hands dirty, and his face bloody, and raises a Cup.
With just about four minutes remaining in the first period of Game 6 in Boston, Shawn Thornton fired a shot into the Chicago zone that deflected off Andrew Shaw's stick and into his face, leaving blood on the ice. He went down immediately and stayed down for some time before eventually skating off.
NBC had Andrew Shaw wearing a microphone last night, and it just might be the best decision the producers have made all playoffs.
This is what coaches say, over and over, as overtime stretches into a second overtime stretches into comical exhaustion: just chuck it toward the net, because you never know what can happen.
It took three overtimes and a double-deflection, but the Chicago Blackhawks kept the home advantage and drew first blood in the Stanley Cup. Andrew Shaw redirected the puck with his knee for the winning goal, and the Blackhawks beat the Boston Bruins, 4-3.