Chicago Fire sends Andrew Shaw a customized jersey

Found off of Comcast sportsnet, Written by Paul Roumeliotis

May 22, 2015, 10:45 pm

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Andrew Shaw may not have scored the game-winning goal in Game 2’s triple overtime battle, but he still went home with a win, along with some new attire.

Midway through the second overtime on Tuesday, Shaw briefly believed he had scored the game-winner, but his goal was disallowed after replays showed he pulled a soccer move and put the puck in with a header.

[MORE: Andrew Shaw – If anyone can pull that off, it should still be a goal]

The Chicago Fire took notice and sent Shaw a customized away jersey:

Inspiration struck for the Fire during their matchup against the Columbus Crew SC on Friday night, where they battled back from a two-goal deficit to earn a draw.

How were their two goals scored? Headers.

Watch Shaw’s disallowed goal in the video above, and hear his comments in the video below.

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Russian Team skates off before Canadian anthem

IIHF investigating World Championship post-game ceremony after Russian team skates off before Canadian anthem

Jared Clinton

Alex Ovechkin (Martin Rose/Getty Images)

Alex Ovechkin was one of only a few players that remained on the ice for the Canadian anthem. (Martin Rose/Getty Images)

The IIHF is investigating the actions of the Russian team during the post-game ceremony following the gold medal game at the World Championship.

Following Russia’s 6-1 defeat at the hands of Canada, many of the Russian players, as well as coaches and training staff, left the ice before the Canadian national anthem was played and the flag was lifted in honor of Canada’s victory. Several Russian players, including Alex Ovechkin, Evgeni Malkin, Viktor Tikhonov and Dmitry Kulikov, remained on the ice throughout the post-game celebration and Canadian anthem.

IIHF president Rene Fasel told TASS, a Russian news outlet, that it was the first time in his tenure that he had seen something so disrespectful happen at the World Championship. Fasel doesn’t, however, put the blame on the players.

According to TASS, Fasel said he saw the actions of players like Ovechkin and Malkin, who urged their teammates to stay on the ice following the loss, but it should have been up to the Russian coaching staff and GM to keep the team present for the closing ceremony.

Fasel said that now, upon completion of the tournament, the IIHF will review the actions of the Russian squad and decide upon a punishment then.

“At the moment we are collecting and reviewing footage of the post-game ceremony,” said IIHF communications manager Adam Steiss. “Once we have all the facts straight the president along with the IIHF Council will decide how best to proceed. The case could be referred to the IIHF Disciplinary Board, which would then conduct a more thorough investigation that may take some time to complete.”

This is the second incident in the past year that has occurred with the Russian club following gold medal losses to Canada. At the World Junior Championship in January, Russian defenseman Ziat Paigin threw his stick into the crowd following a loss in the gold medal game. Paigin was subsequently suspended for two games of international competition.

A Memorial Day tribute

11-Year-Old Boy Holds Salute For Over An Hour On Normandy Beach And Then Something Amazing Happens

I will come right out and say it, this is one of the best seven minute and twenty nine seconds I have ever spent watching a #video on Youtube.

On June 6th, 2014 an 11-year-old boy wanted to say thank you to the soldiers who fought and died on Omaha beach on D-Day morning 70 years earlier. So his mother took him to Normandy, France.

As part of his personal remembrance project called “Project Vigil“,the young boy spent four days in the American Cemetery, teaching visitors about three Paratroopers who were buried there.

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On D-Day the police would not let him in to the cemetery. So this incredible 11-year-old boy took his 48 star WWII era American flag down to Omaha Beach and planted his homemade flagpole deep in the sand. For the next hour and a half, with his left hand holding the American Flag and his right hand firmly saluting the fallen soldiers…he starred straight forward overlooking the sea.

People started to gather, slowly, one by one more and more people came to witness this incredible act of patriotism. The boy never broke his stance. Then came the news crews, NBC Nightly News showed up, soldiers showed up to give thanks, Veterans stopped to salute him and kids taunted him, trying to break his focus…but it never broke.

And then…at the 5 minute mark in the video…something powerful happens. The people move away, the boy weakened from standing in the same firm position for so long…a lone trumpeter appears behind him and begins to play.

 

It has been a long time since I have come across a video so simple, yet so powerful. There are no gimmicks, special effect, famous folk or a large production budget…just a young boy with a flag, a big heart filled with respect and an incredible love for the United States of America.

Source : Youtube

This video should be shared with children, by parents and teachers. His honor, respect and dedication is becoming a rarity in our youth. A video like this could easily revive it, even if it just touches a few young hearts.

May 20, 2015    Article from Awesomejelly.com

Shaw’s Head Butt heard ’round Chicago- NO GOAL

Andrew Shaw of the Chicago Blackhawks looked more like a soccer player than a hockey forward early in the second overtime Tuesday when he headed the puck into the net against the Anaheim Ducks in Game 2 of the 2015 Western Conference Final at Honda Center.

The puck popped up in the air during a goalmouth scramble, and Shaw purposely used the crown of his helmet to propel the puck past Anaheim goaltender Frederik Andersen for what he momentarily thought was the game-winning goal.

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Ducks vs. Blackhawks
Series tied 1-1

 

The play initially was ruled a goal on the ice and several Blackhawks players celebrated, but after a review it was disallowed. Hockey operations ruled: “At 8:47 of double overtime in the Chicago Blackhawks/Anaheim Ducks game, video review supported the referee’s call on the ice that Andrew Shaw deliberately head-butted the puck into the Anaheim net. According to Rule 78.5 (i) “Apparent goals shall be disallowed when the puck has been directed, batted or thrown into the net by an attacking player other than with a stick.” No goal Chicago.”

“Yeah I understand [the rule], but I think if anyone can ever pull that off it should still be a goal,” Shaw said. “I mean, at that point you react in the moment and try to get it in.”

Amazingly, this was not the first time Shaw has been involved in a game in which a player deliberately headed the puck into the net. Shaw was playing for Owen Sound of the Ontario Hockey League in the 2011 Memorial Cup when Devante Smith-Pelly, formerly of the Ducks and now a member of the Montreal Canadiens, had a goal disallowed after trying a similar move for Mississauga st. Michael’s.

“He did it and they called it back, so I kinda knew what I was going against after it happened,” Shaw said. “Actually, he came flying in and dove at it. It was pretty neat as well.”

While several players left the bench and joined Shaw and the other players on the ice for a celebration, others knew there was probably more hockey to be played.

“Some of us thought it was over. Some of us thought it was going to be coming back,” Blackhawks forward Patrick Sharp said. “That was a heck of a play. I’m not sure why that’s not allowed. I know it’s in the rule book but that’s a pretty athletic play and a pretty entertaining play as well. It was a nice play by [Shaw]. We thought maybe that was it, but you just regroup. It’s much like the series. You take the next game, the next battle as it comes. You don’t get too high or too low, you just keep fighting.”

Shaw said he played some soccer as a kid, and he’s a regular in Chicago’s pregame tradition of playing “keepy uppy” with a soccer ball.

“I didn’t like our chances,” Chicago coach Joel Quenneville said. “I was hoping he might have hit it on the way in but wanted to make sure on the replay. That was crazy. Probably got that from the soccer before the games, doesn’t want to let it hit the ice. Probably one of those instinct plays.”

It was the signature moment in an active game for Shaw. He had 10 shot attempts in more than 25 minutes of ice time, including two other great chances to score after regulation.

He was also on the ice for the winning goal, and Marcus Kruger leapt into his arms after scoring one that was not going to be disallowed.

“I had a couple opportunities. Andersen is a great goalie and he played well,” Shaw said. “He challenged us as we were shooting.

“We’ve been there before. We know what it takes to win, especially late in those games. I think both teams played well in overtime. We both had our scoring opportunities. Corey stood on his head and kept us in it.”

Corey Masisak  NHL.com Staff Writer