Apparently, the excitement of the Chicago Blackhawks’ thrilling triple-overtime victory over the Boston Bruins was a little too much for Andrew Shaw. The Blackhawks center dropped an obscenity in his post-game interview.
In the fifth-longest Stanley Cup Finals game in NHL history, the Blackhawks managed to slip by the Bruins, 4-3. With 7:52 left in the game’s third overtime, Blackhawks defenseman Michal Rozsival's wrist shot deflected off of Shaw’s leg and past Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask.
While dropping an obscenity in front of thousands of fans is clearly not ideal, Shaw had plenty of reason to be a tad overexcited. The goal gave the Blackhawks a Game 1 victory and 1-0 lead in the Stanley Cup Finals.
During the interview, a breathless Shaw attempted to describe the goal that won Game 1 of the 2013 Stanley Cup Finals, and accidentally lapsed into some less-than-professional language. “You know, it’s what we needed to do, get guys going to the net, and we knew it wasn’t going to be pretty at this point. It’s a great shot, great tip, f---. It was unbelievable,” Shaw said in front of a capacity crowd at the United Center.
The interview obscenity wasn’t Shaw’s only sound bite of the night. Deadspin notes that the second-year player was wearing a microphone when he scored Wednesday night’s game-winning goal. In the clip, Shaw screamed wildly as he rushed to embrace Rozsival and the rest of his Blackhawks teammates. “Bollie! I love you,” he yelled, referencing teammate Dave Bolland.
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The 2013 Stanley Cup Finals are just getting started. The Blackhawks will meet the Bruins for Game 2 on Saturday at 8 p.m. Hopefully, Shaw will be able to avoid any further obscenity-laced interviews.