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Video: Blackhawks’ Shaw called for kneeing Teemu Selanne

Feb 6, 2014, 12:48 AM EDT

The Chicago Blackhawks recorded a 2-0 win over the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday, but spent plenty of time on the penalty kill.

That included an infraction from Andrew Shaw, who was assessed a minor penalty for kneeing after he clipped the 43-year-old Teemu Selanne in the offensive zone in the second period. Selanne, named to Finland’s Olympic roster for the sixth time in his career, was slow to get up but remained in the game.

The Blackhawks were a perfect five-for-five on the penalty kill, and are now one point back of the Ducks for top spot in the Western Conference.

  1. muckleflugga - Feb 6, 2014 at 1:38 AM

    do they still use the gas chamber in california … aside from the lateral attack it looked innocent enough … iffy call

    was a time when shaw would have caught nothing but selanne’s contrails

    teemu’s the dude

  2. charlieconway96 - Feb 6, 2014 at 2:13 AM

    I’ve watched the video probably 5 times and I still can’t find any reason for Shaw to throw his leg out like that. The puck was long gone and even if it wasn’t there’s no way his leg flail would have made a difference.

  3. sjsharks66 - Feb 6, 2014 at 2:36 AM

    Not sure why he kicks his leg up.

  4. dontbsuchapuss - Feb 6, 2014 at 7:41 AM

    Bs call its one thing if it’s a dirty player like Neal,Cooke ,Marchand or Torres but for as many of these penalties are called there are a lot that are missed just typical crap that they do to even up the game or at least attempt to.

    • cofran2004 - Feb 6, 2014 at 8:05 AM

      He threw his leg into Selanne, and hit him in the knee. There was no reason to do so. There is absolutely nothing “borderline” about it. It was at LEAST worth 2 minutes.

    • beyor35 - Feb 6, 2014 at 8:56 AM

      Yes it was a BS call but Shaw is one of those “dirty players” that you are talking about…

      • comeonnowguys - Feb 6, 2014 at 9:27 AM

        …Wait, what?

        You’re putting Shaw (and Marchand, for that matter) in the same category as Raffi Torres, etc.? Are you high, or did he steal your woman?

  5. jpat2424 - Feb 6, 2014 at 8:11 AM

    Bad call

  6. beyor35 - Feb 6, 2014 at 8:55 AM

    Can’t stand Shaw but there was zero wrong with that play…

  7. ironyisadeadscene - Feb 6, 2014 at 10:12 AM

    Douchebag move by a douchebag player…nothing more

  8. hawksin5 - Feb 6, 2014 at 2:54 PM

    where did all of these shaw haters come from? was it when all 5’10” 180 lbs of him made the beloved and EXTREMELY overrated Chara look like an idiot last year in the SCF or was it when mike smith FLUNG himself on the ice whipping off his helmet and throwing his stick across the ice when shaw was trying to get around him?

    • shaundre93 - Feb 6, 2014 at 7:46 PM

      lol, when did shaw make chara look like an idiot? Towes certainly had his way with the big man, shaw was pretty irrelevant though. He’s the next Ott/Burrows. That’s why people hate him. Good effective grinder/pest, could put up 20 a season but my money would be on him doing something stupid sooner rather than later. I don’t hate him but I dont really like him either. He really has a face that only a mother could love… is he related to the carcillos?

      That particular hit shouldn’t have been a penalty… but is it really necessary to low bridge a guy like selanne that way? I know he’s just another player and all but shaw should have a little respect for him.

  9. dontbeadope - Feb 6, 2014 at 3:51 PM

    It wasn’t even close to being a cheap shot. There were more replays after the break that showed it was just a minor collision and not even close to being intentional but you wouldn’t expect NBC to show that when they could instead try to stir up the pot.

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