Late in the second period of Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final, Chicago Blackhawks center Andrew Shaw took a puck to the face. The blow sent Shaw to the ice, where he laid in a small pool of his own blood:
Eventually, Shaw would leave the ice under his own power, and during the second intermission, the 22-year-old received six stitches to his face to help contain the wound.
Early in the third period, Shaw was back on the ice, and the sight of him raising the Cup above his head after Chicago's decisive win, blood still dripping from his fresh cut, was one of the iconic images from the Blackhawks' playoff run.
Dream come true! pic.twitter.com/TwetzPhfJ3
-- Andrew Shaw (@shawz15er) June 25, 2013 For most, the memory of that moment would be enough, but somewhere out there, one fan will be able to own a tangible piece of Blackhawks history -- by buying the stitches that later came out of Shaw's face, with the money going to charity.
Here are the details, courtesy of the Andrew Shaw's...