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.