May 26, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Chicago Blackhawks center Andrew Shaw (65) during game four of the Western Conference Final of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center. The Kings defeated the Blackhawks 5-2 to take a 3-1 series lead. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Andrew Shaw was pronounced OK by coach Joel Quenneville before they left Chicago on their way to Los Angeles and the Staples Center to face the Los Angeles Kings in Game #6 of the Western Conference Finals.
Shaw looked like he had seriously re-injured his knee last night in overtime but somehow gutted it out before the Michal Handzus winner. When Shaw was on the ice my first thought was his season was over, but then I forgot this is Andrew Shaw who bounces up after every hit just like no matter how big of a check Marcus Kruger takes he makes the play and gets back up.
The concern from Hawks fans for Shaw is that he was on the best line of the night for the Blackhawks withPatrick Kane
. Grant it was the Saad and Kane show but having a youthful quick Shaw on the ice with 88 sure made a world of a difference. This is Shaw earlier in the game before the injury mic’d up
Even though Q said shaw was fine he didn’t say if he would be healthy enough to play but he did make the trip so that of course is a good sign.
Shaw is OK and is on his way to LA the question is will he and the Hawks be OK and back on their way to Chicago for a Game #7 after Friday’s Game #6 in LA
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