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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 the goaltender in the head, knocking him to the ice. Smith was able to get up after about five minutes and stayed in the game. He did not practice Monday but was at a Tuesday morning skate with his status for Game 3 a game-time decision.
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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 coach Joel Quenneville didnt mince his words.
"The refereeing tonight was a disgrace, he said following the Phoenix Coyotes 3-2 overtime win Tuesday at United Center.
He intentionally cast a blanket over the entire performance, but his ire was sparked by one particular play.
Midway through the first period, Coyotes forward Raffi Torres lined up Chicago...
Chicago Blackhawks forward Marian Hossa has been taken off the ice on a stretcher after being hit by Phoenix's Raffi Torres in the first period of Game 3 of their opening-round playoff series on Tuesday night.
Hossa was near the boards at center ice and had just turned and passed the puck when Torres left his skates and delivered a late shot with his shoulder that knocked Hossa...
via the Blackhawks website, The Blackhawks have released the following statement regarding forward Marian Hossa:
Chicago Blackhawks Head Team Physician Dr. Michael Terry:
“Marian Hossa suffered an upper body blow in the first period of tonight’s game. After initial evaluation on the ice he was taken by ambulance to the hospital for further testing, which yielded encouraging...
Brendan Shanahan has ruled on Andrew Shaw’s hit on Phoenix goalie Mike Smith.
In case you missed last night's Chicago Blackhawks/Phoenix Coyotes game three, Chicago's Marian Hossa was knocked out of the game by Phoenix's Raffi Torres.
It happened in the first period of play at about the eight minute mark as Hossa was attempting to get the puck.
After nearly two minutes, Hossa was taken off on a stretcher with an apparent head injury:
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...
And here are links to some other opinions on the play: TSN’s Bob McKenzie Yahoo!s Puck Daddy – Greg Wyshynski Chicago Tribune’s Steve Rosenbloom Sportsnet’s Mark Spector Toronto Globe & Mail’s David Shoalts
Mikkel Boedker scored 13:15 into overtime, and the Phoenix Coyotes beat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 on Tuesday night to take a 2-1 lead in their wild and physical opening-round Western Conference playoff series.
Game 4 is Thursday night at the United Center.
Boedker scored from the left side of the net, beating goalie Corey Crawford as the teams played their third straight overtime...
CHICAGO (AP) -- Mikkel Boedker scored 13:15 into overtime, and the Phoenix Coyotes beat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 on Tuesday night to take a 2-1 lead in their wild and physical opening-round Western Conference playoff series.
Game 4 is Thursday night at the United Center.
Boedker scored from the left side of the net, beating goalie Corey Crawford as the teams played their third...
The Chicago Blackhawks Marian Hossa took a nasty illegal hit from the Phoenix Coyotes‘ Raffi Torres tonight that left him motionless on the ice. As you can see after the jump, Torres left his feet for the hit so he’s likely going to face a suspension. He’s a repeat offender, so he could face 10 games.
Brendan Shanahan needs to send a message to Torres before he paralyzes somebody...
Blackhawks forward Marian Hossa was taken off on a stretcher after Phoenix Coyote Raffi Torres launched his missile like body at him. Chicago Blackhawks Head Team Physician Dr. Michael...
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Mikkel Boedker with an almost impossible angle scores the game winner in OT.
Phoenix wins 3-2 over Chicago.