Skip to main content

Keith, Shaw combine on deflection to give Hawks first lead of Game 2 vs. Ducks

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.
The Hockey News

The Hockey News

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.

TOP HEADLINES

Johhny Gaudreau
Play

Calgary Flames Have Important Off-Season Questions Ahead

The Battle of Alberta didn't end as the Calgary Flames hoped. And now, with that bitter sting fresh in their system, the Flames have major decisions to make in the off-season.

c

Bluelines: Behind the Lightning's Remarkable Resiliency

Stan Fischler looks at the Tampa Bay Lightning, Connor McDavid, John Tortorella and the Philadelphia Flyers, a major milestone for women's hockey, Frans Nielsen, Claude Giroux and so much more.

USATSI_17347411

Filip Forsberg's Future Dominates Predators' Off-Season Speculation

The Nashville Predators have already made some noise this off-season, but it's Filip Forsberg's future that remains David Poile's off-season priority.