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Andrew Shaw learned on Tuesday what's not acceptable when it comes to hitting goaltenders. The Blackhawks forward was suspended three games for charging Coyotes goalie Mike Smith during the teams' Game 2 clash on Saturday. Shaw was assessed a major penalty for charging and received a game misconduct following the second-period hit. League disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan decided that wasn't enough, though, and issued the supplemental discipline. Check out the video below to hear Shanahan's assessment of the hit and the subsequent suspension.
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Chicago Blackhawks rookie forward Andrew Shaw has been suspended for three games for his hit on Phoenix goalie Mike Smith in Game 2 of their opening-round playoff series.
Shaw was at a morning practice Tuesday before the suspension was announced, several hours before Game 3 in Chicago.
Smith was behind the net going after the puck when Shaw came skating in and his shoulder caught...
Chicago Blackhawks rookie forward Andrew Shaw was suspended by the NHL on Tuesday for three games for his hit on Phoenix goalie Mike Smith in Game 2 of their first-round playoff series.
Smith was playing the puck behind the net when Shaw skated in and caught the goalie in the head with his shoulder, knocking him to the ice. Smith got up after about five minutes and stayed in the...
Chicago Blackhawks rookie right wing Andrew Shaw was suspended three games by the NHL on Tuesday 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 at one game apiece...
So the NHL finally made up it’s mind, hours before game time, and handed Andrew Shaw a 3 game suspension.
This came after the collision with Phoenix Coyotes goaltender Mike Smith. Smith remained in the game, and finished it. It’s as simple as this with with NHL, they want to make a statement as long as it is not a marquee player. The inconsistencies through out the last couple...
Phoenix Coyotes goalie Mike Smith was on the ice for Tuesday morning's skate, but a decision on whether he will play in Game 3 against the Chicago Blackhawks will be made prior to Tuesday night's faceoff.
Smith was hurt in the second period of Phoenix's 4-3 overtime loss on Saturday when he was struck on the head by the shoulder of Chicago's Andrew Shaw. Smith lay...
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So the decision on Andrew Shaw's supplemental discipline for a collision with Phoenix goalie Mike Smith has been delayed until this morning, and Smith missed practice yesterday, perhaps with some lingering effects from the hit.
Well, some might read into this that Shaw will be suspended if it is in fact determined that Smith is injured and misses...
NEW YORK -- Chicago Blackhawks forward Andrew Shaw has been suspended for three games for charging Phoenix Coyotes goaltender Mike Smith during Game 2 of the teams' Western Conference Quarterfinal playoff series Saturday night in Phoenix, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today.
Brendan Shanahan has ruled on Andrew Shaw’s hit on Phoenix goalie Mike Smith.
Yesterday may have been the most frustrating day I’ve ever experienced as a Chicago Blackhawks fan.
It began when ‘Hawks fans were notified that forward Andrew Shaw would face an NHL hearing for the incident he had with Phoenix Coyotes’ goaltender, Mike Smith.
What was this incident that the NHL thought may have deserved a suspension or fine? Take a look.
After a hearing...
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...
Obviously the entire hockey world has seen the hit Coyotes forward Raffi Torres put on Marian Hossa on Tuesday night. The league has already suspended Torres indefinitely, and the Blackhawks have already ruled Hossa out of Game Four on Thursday night. Phoenix coach Dave Tippett told the collected media on Wednesday that he thought it was a hockey play, describing the hit as something...
CHICAGO In three games of the Coyotes-Blackhawks first-round playoff series, weve had three overtimes, two-game tying goals in the final minute of play, 14 different goal scorers and 124 saves from Phoenix goalie Mike Smith on 132 shots.
Normally, those would be dominant storylines. In this series, theyre window dressing.
When the Blackhawks and Coyotes spoke to the media following...
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...