Hawks center Andrew Shaw isn’t the most notable name on Chicago’s roster, but he came through in a big way early in the first period of Game 2 between his team and the Ducks Tuesday in Anaheim, scoring the game’s first goal on a slick deflection.
Blackhawks center Andrew Shaw had scored just one time in 11 playoff games this year before Tuesday’s action, but he came through early in Game 2 of Chicago’s Western Conference Final series against Anaheim with a slick deflection on a Duncan Keith shot that gave the Hawks a 1-0 lead.
Shaw, who had 15 goals and 26 points in 79 regular-season games for Chicago this season, positioned himself in front of Ducks goalie Frederik Andersen and redirected a blast by Keith to give the Blackhawks a power-play goal just 2:14 into the first period:
The Hawks extended their lead some four minutes later on Marian Hossa’s second goal of the post-season, but Anaheim cut the lead in half to make it 2-1 Chicago after 20 minutes of play. The Blackhawks trail Anaheim 1-0 in the series and need all their players to contribute in order to even things up and steal home ice advantage from the Ducks.