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In Game 2 of the Phoenix Coyotes and Chicago Blackhawks playoff series, Andrew Shaw received a game misconduct after colliding with Phoenix goaltender Mike Smith. Smith stayed down on the ice for a while, seemingly in pain, but eventually decided to stay in the game, despite his concussion history. I’m having trouble deciding whether or not Smith deserves an Academy Award for this performance or if he was genuinely injured and decided to play through the pain. If he ends up having any lingering symptoms, it could be a huge advantage for Chicago.
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Andrew Shaw was ejected for hitting Coyotes goalie Mike Smith behind the net. It was one part of an eventful Game 2.
During the second period on Saturday night, Blackhawks rookie Andrew Shaw made contact with Phoenix goalie Mike Smith. Here’s the video: Shaw received a five minute major penalty for charging and a game misconduct for the hit. Despite TSN’s “experts” saying … Continue reading →
Chicago Blackhawks forward Andrew Shaw was ejected for leveling Phoenix Coyotes goalie Mike Smith last night. Smith came out to play the puck behind the net, and Shaw collided with the Coyotes netminder.It's hard to say whether or not Shaw did it on purpose. Either way he was given a game misconduct and a major penalty for charging. He will be facing a hearing today. Chicago...
The Blackhawks forward Andrew Shaw was ejected from last night's game for hitting Coyotes goalie Mike Smith. Depending on what angle you watch this collision from, it does appear that Shaw caught Smith with an elbow in the head. I think that Shaw could have avoided this collision and this was an unnecessary hit on the goalie who was playing the puck.
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Chicago Blackhawks rookie right wing Andrew Shaw will have a hearing with NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan on Monday for his hit to the head of Phoenix Coyotes goaltender Mike Smith.
Shaw's shoulder connected with Smith's head after the two met behind the net during Saturday's 4-3 overtime win by Chicago. The victory leveled the Western Conference quarterfinal series...
In the second period of Saturday's game in Phoenix, Blackhawks forward Andrew Shaw ran into Coyotes goaltender Mike Smith behind the net. As Smith was playing the puck, Shaw skated behind the net, attempted to cause a turnover and barreled over Smith. The Coyotes goaltender was down on the ice for a few minutes before he stayed in the game. Meanwhile, Shaw was given a five-minute...
The NHL’s epic disaster discipline czar Brendan Shanahan met with Blackhawks’ rookie Andrew Shaw on Monday afternoon to discuss his hit on Phoenix goalie Mike Smith. After hours of waiting, reports leaked that the NHL wouldn’t rule on the Shaw … Continue reading →
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The national media and NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan will spend the next two days examining Chicago forward Andrew Shaws blindside hit on Phoenix goalie Mike Smith behind the net in Game 2 of their Western Conference first-round series.
Will Shaw be suspended or will his game misconduct on Saturday suffice? Did Smith produce a historic act of gamesmanship...
The Phoenix Coyotes couldn’t pull away from the Chicago Blackhawks on a 5-minute major penalty to Andrew Shaw (who, perhaps accidentally, elbowed Coyotes goalie Mike Smith in the face), and after tying up the game late, Bryan Bickell ensured that the Hawks would head home from Glendale with a split:
Phoenix Coyotes goalie Mike Smith, center Martin Hanzal and left wing Lauri Korpikoski did not practice with the team on Monday.
Phoenix coach Dave Tippett would not say if they would be available for Game 3 of the Coyotes' playoff series against Chicago on Tuesday night, only that they were being evaluated.
Smith was injured in the second period of Phoenix's 4-3 overtime...
Phoenix goalie Mike Smith missed practice before the Coyotes took off for Chicago and his status for Game 3 in the rugged and physical opening-round playoff series was unclear Monday.
Smith was peppered with 95 shots in the first two games, turning away 89 of them. Chicago scored in the waning seconds of each game, forced overtime twice and earned a split. Smith was also knocked...
The Chicago Blackhawks and Phoenix Coyotes will drop the puck tonight in Glendale, Ariz. for a Game 2 tilt. And there’s several factors in which the Blackhawks can capitalize to tie the series before going back to Chicago.
Radim Vrbata, the Coyotes’ top goal-scorer left early in Game 1 with an upper-body injury. He’s day-to-day and will not play tonight.
Brendan Shanahan had a busy regular season, but he could be in line for a busier postseason. Three players will have hearings with the league disciplinarian for their actions during Saturday's slate of playoff games. Rangers forward Carl Hagelin and Senators defenseman Matt Carkner will each have hearings Sunday afternoon, while Blackhawks forward Andrew Shaw will have a hearing...
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- The Coyotes were without forwards Martin Hanzal and Lauri Korpikoski and goaltender Mike Smith at Monday's practice in Scottsdale.
The team practiced locally before boarding a plane for Chicago in advance of Tuesday's Game 3 in the NHL Western Conference playoffs. The series is tied at 1-1.
All three players were banged up in Saturday's Game 2 of...