Throwback Thursday Blackhawks: Andrew Shaw Headbutt Goal

Andrew Shaw, Chicago Blackhawks (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)
Andrew Shaw, Chicago Blackhawks (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images) /

On May 19, 2015, Andrew Shaw headbutted a puck in the net, which ended up being disallowed. The Chicago Blackhawks would win 3-2 in triple overtime.

In 2015, the Chicago Blackhawks went out and won their third Stanley Cup in six seasons. During the playoff run, Andrew Shaw had a must-see moment, which will live on for a long time in Blackhawks’ fans memories.

Shaw, now 28, has had an interesting career, to say the least. He’s carried this tough guy mojo, which has served him and his team well.

Shaw has been in some interesting situations in his career too. One includes this “Must-See” headbutt goal, which was disallowed against the Ducks in Game 2 of the 2015 Western Conference Finals.

Honestly, this goal should have counted. I mean, it was very interesting. It’s something no one has seen before. Chances are, we won’t see another headbutted puck into the net. It was a perfect opportunity, that only someone like Shaw would get.

Now that whole series was fun. It went all seven games, with three of the games ending in overtime. Besides Shaw’s headbutt goal, one of the most memorable moments was Jonathan Toews scoring two goals late to tie Game 4 at four.

Toews’ quick two goals would have made a huge difference in the series if Chicago didn’t lose in overtime. Still, we’re all happy with the outcome of that series.

As everyone knows, after falling down 3-2 in the series, the Blackhawks would climb back to win two straight, bringing them to the Stanley Cup Finals against Tampa. 2015 was an underrated year for the team, as it was almost taken for granted by many fans.

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The next time this team makes it to the playoffs, we fans have to enjoy it. We were spoiled throughout the early 2010s. The last three seasons, not so much.