Posts Tagged ‘Andrew Shaw’

Top Line: Blackhawks auction odd items; goalie pains

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You know you want to bid on Andrew Shaw's stitches, right?

You know you want to bid on Andrew Shaw’s stitches, right? Right? (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

By Sarah Kwak

An annotated guide to this morning’s must-read hockey stories:

• The Phoenix Coyotes held their big post-sale press conference yesterday in Glendale, where the backsplash behind the podium displayed the words “Here to Stay.” Better that than, “Which Way to Seattle?” Amirite?

• First the Blackhawks decide to auction off pieces of ice–errr, water, at this point?–and now this: Chicago forward Andrew Shaw is putting his stitches up for sale. Ever dreamed of owning thread that’s been through the face of a Blackhawk? Yeah, didn’t think so, but here, you can have it anyway. Proceeds go to breast cancer research.

• A report out of Buffalo suggests that emerging star center Cody Hodgson, the team’s only outstanding restricted free agent, and his agent, Ritch Winter, are making things hard on the Sabres, who would like to sign the 23-year-old who scored 34 points in 48 games last season. He finished the season second on the team in scoring and was thought to be a big part of Buffalo’s future.

• Being a goalie hurts. For some, like Roberto Luongo, the pain is more psychological than anything else. But there’s plenty of physical pain. One goalie explains how  it hurts to stop a frozen rubber disc.

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  • Published On Aug 07, 2013
  • Stanley Cup Final: Chicago’s Andrew Shaw takes puck to the face in Game 6

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    By Alexander Abnos

    The Chicago Blackhawks didn’t have the best start to Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final in Boston. The Bruins were all over them from the very beginning, out-shooting them handily en route to a 1-0 first period lead that should have been more.

    Oh, and this happened to Andrew Shaw:

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    Ouch. Shaw had to be taken off the ice and into the locker room after bleeding pretty profusely, but in true hockey fashion he would return to the game in the second period (albeit with a cut under that eye).

    HACKEL:  NHL’s painful tradition


  • Published On Jun 24, 2013
  • Stanley Cup Final: Bruins’ Daniel Paille OT hero in Game 2 win over Blackhawks

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    Daniel Paille is tied with David Krejci and Patrice Bergeron for second on the team in game-winning goals. (Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

    Daniel Paille now has as many game-winners as David Krejci and Patrice Bergeron. (Getty Images)

    By Sarah Kwak

    CHICAGO — Unlike the comics, or, say, the NBA Finals, playoff hockey is wonderfully unpredictable. It doesn’t always feature the same old heroes every night. It’s part of hockey’s appeal, the nervous anticipation of waiting to see who will carry the game on his stick. Maybe it’s the most valuable player, but then again, maybe it isn’t. In fact, as the postseason goes along, deeper into the second month, the stars rarely shine the brightest. As the playoffs churn on and on, work from the bottom half of the depth charts begins making the difference.

    Deep, deep, deep into Game 1, Chicago’s Andrew Shaw — and his shinpad — won it. And deep into Game 2, Boston’s Daniel Paille, a bottom six staple in Boston, earned his team the ever-important split on the road by scoring the winner, a fierce wrister, at 13:48 of the first overtime period.

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  • Published On Jun 16, 2013
  • Top Line: Cup final Game 2 prep; Jet Kane’s homophobic slur; more links

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    Torey Krug of the Boston Bruins

    Bruins rookie defenseman Torey Krug is eager to atone for his costly Game 1 gaffe. (Robin Alam/Icon SMI)

    By Allan Muir

    An annotated guide to this morning’s must-read hockey stories:

    • That Game 1 marathon is already forgotten, at least according to what the players were saying during Thursday’s press conferences. The focus now is on Game 2.

    • “It really was a great hockey game,” said Boston coach Claude Julien, but now it’s time for the Bruins to turn the page.

    • The versatility to play the game any way they need to is Chicago’s trump card as the series moves on.

    • Our own Stu Hackel looks at some things the Hawks and the Bruins could try to do in Game 2.

    • He was too much for the Bruins to handle in Game 1. Turns out that Andrew Shaw is a handful in the locker room as well. There are plenty of stories like this one out there today, and they offer some insight into what appears to be a colorful kid. What you won’t find is a piece where Shaw talks about himself. For some inexplicable reason, he wasn’t made available to the media the day after scoring the goal that ended the fifth-longest Cup final game in history. Can you imagine that happening in any other sport? Just another solid effort from the NHL.

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  • Published On Jun 14, 2013
  • Stanley Cup Final: After a draining Game 1, recovery the focus on off-days

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    Andrew Shaw put in the winning goal in triple overtime on a deflection. (David E. Klutho/SI)

    By Sarah Kwak

    CHICAGO — It was the morning-after when he really felt it, Craig Simpson recalled, the time when the toll of a triple-overtime game becomes most apparent to a player’s body. By then, the adrenaline had worn off and the extreme fatigue had set in. So, as Simpson recalls, when he finally woke up around 11 or 11:30 a.m. on a Thursday some 13 years ago, he looked down at his hands and saw that they were clenched closed.

    “When you play five-and-a-half to six hours, your body just goes through so much, especially dehydration,” Simpson said. “When you’re holding onto a stick for six hours and cross-checking guys hard on the puck, I woke up, thinking, Oh my god, I can hardly open [my hands] up….

    “But then my next thought was, ‘Imagine how Ray Bourque must feel.’”

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  • Published On Jun 13, 2013
  • Top Line: Stanley Cup Final Game 1 reacts; NHL trade rumors; more links

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    The Blackhawks celebrate their win in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final

    The epic triple overtime Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final left both teams exhausted. (Harry How/Getty Images)

    By Allan Muir

    An annotated guide to this morning’s must-read hockey stories:

    • There are heartbreakers. There are crushing defeats. And then there is the Bruins’ 4-3 triple overtime loss to the Blackhawks in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final.

    Eric Duhatschek says that Game 1 was “a purely fascinating study in the art of playoff hockey, all momentum swings and desperation plays, almost two games for the price of one.”

    • Bruce Arthur’s take: the Cup final opener went from a rolling joy to a sliding stalemate to a march into the night, into mystery.

    • Sure, the Bruins lost, writes Dan Shaughnessy. But it doesn’t get much better than five periods of crunching, white-knuckle hockey.

    • Wayne Maki writes that Dave Bolland’s response to Patrice Bergeron’s goal that gave Boston a 3-1 lead was the turning point of the game.

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  • Published On Jun 13, 2013
  • Stanley Cup Final: Andrew Shaw, Petr Klima and devastating 3-OT losses

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    For Bruins fans, losing Game 1 of the Cup final after blowing a pair of two-goal leads looks all too familiar. (AP)

    By Allan Muir

    Common sense tells you that it was one game. Just one game.

    And since it still requires four wins to hoist the Stanley Cup, that makes it a little early for anyone to start planning a parade … or a postmortem.

    But when Andrew Shaw ended the opener of the 2013 Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday night with a triple-overtime dagger, it wasn’t really just one win for the Chicago Blackhawks. And it was so much worse than one loss for the Boston Bruins.

    It’s not just that the B’s failed to grab a game that was there for the taking. It’s how they let it all slip away. The result could end their championship dreams before they ever take root.

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  • Published On Jun 13, 2013
  • NHL playoffs: Toews rises to challenge, Hawks top Red Wings, 4-1, in Game 5

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    Jonathan Toews' first goal of the playoffs helped the Blackhawks avoid elimination with a win in Game 5 over the Red Wings. (Bill Smith/NHLI via Getty Images

    Jonathan Toews’ first goal of the playoffs helped the Blackhawks avoid elimination. (Bill Smith/NHLI via Getty Images)

    By Allan Muir

    It took five games, but the real Chicago Blackhawks finally made an appearance in their Western Conference Semifinal.

    They rolled four lines. They were physical. They cashed in on the power play. And with captain Jonathan Toews leading the way, the Chicago Blackhawks smoked the Detroit Red Wings, 4-1, in Game 5 to stave off what would have been a cruel elimination after such a dominant regular season.

    Toews, offering up his best game of the playoffs, scored his first goal of the postseason on a second-period man advantage that put the contest out of reach. The Hawks also got a pair from Andrew Shaw and a single from Bryan Bickell.

    Danny Cleary scored the lone goal for the Red Wings, who failed to match the intensity of Chicago from the opening face-off and now have to head home for a must-win Game 6 on Monday if they want to avoid a winner-take-all Game 7 back at the United Center.

    Here are some thoughts and observations from Chicago’s series-extending win:

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  • Published On May 26, 2013
  • SHANABANNED! Sharks’ Ryane Clowe gets two games for altercation

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    By Allan Muir

    The two-game suspension handed to San Jose winger Ryane Clowe won’t make everyone happy, but go ahead and chalk this one up for NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan. It looks like he made another fair call.

    HACKEL: Shanahan should explain no-ban calls, too

    Clowe was called on the carpet after engaging Andrew Shaw late in last Friday’s game against the Blackhawks. Clowe took exception to a hard hit Shaw laid on San Jose’s Joe Pavelski and hopped over the boards to discourage him from taking future liberties.

    There was pushing and shoving, but no punches were thrown, earning him a roughing minor. But Clowe also picked up a game misconduct for leaving the bench, resulting in an indefinite suspension from the league pending a hearing.

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  • Published On Feb 25, 2013


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