Moment 5: Andrew Shaw makes “shin pads” a household phrase
The Blackhawks welcomed the Eastern Conference champion Boston Bruins in Game 1 of the 2013 Stanley Cup Final. This game was an epic battle between two great teams in one of the classic showdowns.
The Bruins jumped out to the early lead in Game 1. Milan Lucic scored a goal late in the first period and another one early in the second period. Facing a 2-0 disadvantage, Brandon Saad started the Blackhawks’ rally with his first goal of the playoffs. Patrice Bergeron would match Saad’s goal to give the Bruins a 3-1 lead in the third period.
The game would go through the first overtime with great chances on both sides but no goals scored. The second overtime would produce many chances for the Bruins. Zdeno Chara hit the post on a shot from the point. Chara’s shot was the Bruins’ best chance to end the game.
The game would go to a third overtime. Midway through the period, Michal Rozsival would take a shot from the point that redirected off Shaw’s shin pads and into the net, winning the game.