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Andrew Shaw attributed his game-winning, triple-overtime goal to "luck."
"The puck goes to the point, Rozsival gets a nice shot through (and) Bolland got his stick on it," Shaw explained. "I just happened to be going to the net wide (and) it kind of went off my leg into the net. An exciting moment. I think guys are just glad the game ended." Still, Chicago got that goal because Shaw put himself in the right place: in front of goaltender Tuukka Rask. So while he scored without actually taking a shot, the goal happened because he was making a smart decision as far as positioning goes.
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Andrew Shaw deflected in the game-winning goal in the third overtime of Game 1 for the Blackhawks in their 4-3 win over the Bruins in the Stanley Cup Final
We really couldn't have asked for a better start to the Stanley Cup Final, with two stellar teams playing their best. Shaw's deflection was actually the second on Michal Rozsival's shot, as Dave Bolland also got a piece of it before it ticked off Shaw and beat Tuukka Rask. At that point in the game, it's the type of dirty goal you knew would be the difference, with the pace of the game slowing dramatically and the crispness worsening as well. Brandon Saad scored the Hawks' first goal in the second period. Boston went ahead 3-1 early in the third, but Dave Bolland and Johnny Oduya potted markers to even it in regulation. Marcus Kruger, Michael Frolik and Marian Hossa recorded the other helpers. It was the fifth-longest game in Stanley Cup Final history.
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Andrew Shaw is looking forward to squaring off against fellow agitator Brad Marchand in the Stanley Cup Finals.
"We're both agitators. We both play physical and we're always chirping," Shaw said. "He's perfected it and that's what I'm trying to do to my game. We both walk a fine line and I've always looked up to him and admired him. It's going to be great to actually play against him once." Shaw has recorded four goals, seven points, 26 penalty minutes and 47 hits in the playoffs, while Marchand has four goals, 13 points, 16 penalty minutes and 14 hits. They probably won't be exchanging pleasantries once the games start.
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The leftovers from the Chicago Blackhawks' last Stanley Cup team are tutoring the newer players on what to expect on and off the ice in the final round.
Andrew Shaw and Brandon Saad both said they've talked to veterans about how to stay focused. "There are a lot of sideshows to everything, whether it's family wanting to come in or media. You do what you have to do, but you have to stay focused," Shaw said. "They've all told stories about how great it is to win the Cup, and it just makes you want to strive more and win it even more."
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Left winger Andrew Shaw, who scored two goals in the Chicago Blackhawks 4-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings Saturday night, says some advice from veteran teammate Michal Handzus has helped him psychologically in the playoffs.
Handzus sat down with me, had a good chat with me," Shaw said. "He said, 'You've got to control your emotions and use them in the right way.' I just have to be calm and play physical, go to the net and good things will come from it."
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Andrew Shaw netted two goals in a 4-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings.
Jonathan Toews scored his first goal of the playoffs at 15:47 of the second period. Bryan Bickell scored a goal, giving him five points in 10 postseason contests. Duncan Keith assisted on two of Chicago's four goals. Patrick Kane, Michal Handzus, Brent Seabrook, Marian Hossa, Viktor Stalberg, and Michal Rozsival each registered an assist for the Blackhawks.
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Andrew Shaw has accumulated 18 penalty minutes over the first three games of the second round.
Shaw will be looking to play a more disciplined game on Thursday. "I've gotta keep going to the net and keep my hands down, also," Shaw said. "It's a physical battle in front of the net and I can't take stupid penalties. I have to move forward and move past the last game. We have to stay disciplined." The Blackhawks have been perfect when it comes to killing penalties in the playoffs, but allowing the other team to have a power-play opportunity still kills Chicago's momentum.
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The Chicago Blackhawks were adamant Andrew Shaw didn't interfere with goalie Jimmy Howard on what would've been the game-tying goal in Monday's Game 3.
Shaw was called for goalie interference after it appeared that Viktor Stalberg scored to tie game 2-2. Unfortunately for Chicago, the referee called the goal off almost immediately after he ruled Shaw impeded Howard's progress by occupying the crease. While Stalberg was more diplomatic about the call, coach Joel Qunneville didn't mince words after the game. "I disagree with the call -- didn't touch the goalie," Quenneville said.
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Andrew Shaw is projected to shift to the wing when Dave Bolland returns to the lineup on Wednesday night in Game 1 against Detroit.
Bolland is slated to center Chicago's third line in his 2013 playoff debut. Shaw had four points and 14 hits in five games against Minnesota in the first round.
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Andrew Shaw registered an assist on Tuesday.
That gives Shaw three points in four playoff games. He brings a nice blend of offensive and physical play that the Blackhawks should find useful. His team will have a chance to advance to the second round with a win on Thursday.