Michal Handzus gave Andrew Shaw amusing advice in the 2013 playoffs: “eat punches.”
While Shaw isn’t exactly turning the other cheek over and over again, it seems like he’s absorbed the lesson at least to some extent. The Chicago Blackhawks pest had quite the shift in the third period of Game 3 on Saturday, sending Jake Muzzin into the ‘Hawks bench and then drawing a penalty from Matt Greene:
Ultimately, that didn’t impact the scoreboard, but he’s doing that more often than people expected.
Perhaps he’ll be the guy to make a difference in OT? We shall see.
Despite tough fight, Stars hand Wild their sixth straight loss
This dominant win is a heck of a way for the Kings to begin an imposing seven-game road trip, which continues against the New York Islanders on Thursday. The Bruins probably want to burn the tape on this one themselves, as they’re about to head on a six-game road trip.
Per @EliasSports: @LAKings had 9 different skaters score in a game for 5th time in franchise history. Last: Jan. 21, 1987 vs. PIT (10-5 W).
Some hockey players resist the urge to wear a visor, at least if they’re given that choice.
Perhaps a few will say “Hey, Nathan Beaulieu will just punch it off anyway.”
Maybe not, but Beaulieu provided a rather unique moment in his fight with Cedric Paquette during the Montreal Canadiens – Tampa Bay Lightning game. You can watch that bout in the video above, and see a cut on the Lightning pest’s face from that blow.