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Video: Andrew Shaw takes puck to the face

Jun 24, 2013, 9:03 PM EDT

Chicago Blackhawks forward Andrew Shaw is heeding Michal Handzus‘ advice to “eat punches” in the playoffs, but eating pucks is another thing entirely.

The agitating forward took Shawn Thornton‘s shot to the face during the first period of Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final on Monday, as you can see from this video:

  1. 8man - Jun 24, 2013 at 9:11 PM

    Ugh. Face shield. Please….

  2. titansbro - Jun 24, 2013 at 9:12 PM

    Saw some tweets saying fans booing him. Listen, I live here, not from here. While I like the Bruins, I often criticize the fans here. But in this case, they were clearly booing the stoppage of the play, which would have been a pretty good scoring chance for Thornton.

  3. dt58 - Jun 24, 2013 at 9:14 PM

    Ya they booed hard then and when Crawford took one in the mask and had to do his strap back up

  4. tripps3 - Jun 24, 2013 at 9:15 PM

    Booing injuries – classy

  5. dt58 - Jun 24, 2013 at 9:16 PM

    I think/hope both were just because of play stoppage

  6. LampyB - Jun 24, 2013 at 9:19 PM

    It was def because of play stoppage, come on people. Shaws a weasel though, plays dead and skates off on his own. BS

    • winefool - Jun 25, 2013 at 8:28 AM

      What a douche. You take a puck to the face that requires 8-10 stiches and pop right back up like it’s nothing… idiot.

  7. dt58 - Jun 24, 2013 at 9:25 PM

    Ya and Shaw can bleed at will too…dumb ass

  8. gallyhatch - Jun 24, 2013 at 9:29 PM

    Why was he not taken to the dark room? He went down like he was unconscious. It was scary, I thought he was concussed for sure.

    • govtminion - Jun 24, 2013 at 9:33 PM

      I was wondering the same thing, actually. He looked pretty much out cold to me.

  9. titansbro - Jun 24, 2013 at 9:40 PM

    His face is so puffy now.

  10. esracerx46 - Jun 24, 2013 at 9:42 PM

    Full of piss and vinegar that one. He looked out cold to me.

  11. sjsharks66 - Jun 24, 2013 at 10:01 PM

    He looked like he was out for a second. Really scary incident. The fans clearly booing to stoppage of play.

  12. sheckyrimshot - Jun 24, 2013 at 10:10 PM

    oh come on that was obviously a wrist shot.

  13. fallen737 - Jun 25, 2013 at 12:58 AM

    he was like that because of the pain.. I had it happen to me in juniors and it’s better to just not move than to freak out

  14. nhstateline - Jun 25, 2013 at 7:52 AM

    the booing was for the stoppage in play. Not Andrew Shaw. Greg Campbell is left on the ice with a broken leg while Pittsburgh cycles the puck and no stoppage. In this case, the Bruins had a clear path to the net and they blew the whistle immediately. That’s what the fans were upset about. Everyone was impressed with Mr. Shaw coming back into the game. Real grit and heart on his part.

    • patthehockeyfan - Jun 25, 2013 at 2:05 PM

      Also, Pittsburgh was on a power play when Campbell was hit. Since he was able to get up and skate, albeit poorly, the officials had no idea his leg was broken. Officials are less likely to blow a whistle when the power play team has possession of the puck.

      More on point, Shaw’s hitting the ice and lying there like he was dead scared the bejesus out of me. I was happily surprised when he returned to the game. I was even more surprised when he threw a punch and was penalized later in the game. Real grit, indeed.

      I was rooting for Boston; but, my hat’s off to Chicago. They dug deep and pulled it out.

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