Dave Bolland, Andrew Shaw let out F-bombs after Game 6 win

Dave Bolland interviewIf there is anything we have learned by now, it’s that you don’t stick a microphone in front of a hockey player’s face after he’s played a long playoff game. Fortunately for us, these networks still haven’t learned the lesson.

Both Dave Bolland and Andrew Shaw were heard dropping F-bombs after the Chicago Blackhawks came back to beat the Boston Bruins 3-2 in Game 6 to win the Stanley Cup on Monday. Bolland, who punched in a rebound for the winning goal with 59 seconds left, casually let out his F-bomb during an interview with CBC.

“Yeah, it was a big one. We never give up as a team. We f—ing die hard, we do the right things. As a great team, we always battle to the end,” he said.

The casual nature of Bolland’s F-bomb was similar to the way Shaw let one out after Game 1 of the Cup Finals. Shaw also let out a “f—ing ay” as he was celebrating the win. He has more of an excuse, though, because he wasn’t being interviewed when he cursed:

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Andrew Shaw hit by puck in the face, gets stitches (Video)

Andrew Shaw took a puck to the face during Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals between the Chicago Blackhawks and Boston Bruins on Monday, and he received stitches for the injury so he could later return to the game.

Bruins winger Shawn Thornton stole a puck from Shaw with about four minutes left in the first period and the Bruins up 1-0. Thornton then attempted a shot from just inside the blue line, but his puck deflected and ran up Shaw’s stick, hitting the Blackhawks center in the eye/face.

You can see a slow-motion replay of the puck creeping up the stick in this GIF:

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Brad Marchand: Andrew Shaw scratched my forehead like a kitty cat

Brad-Marchand-Andrew-Shaw-fightBoston Bruins forward Brad Marchand and Chicago Blackhawks center Andrew Shaw found themselves at the center of the melee that broke out near the end of Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals. There wasn’t really much of a fight between the two, but they dragged each other down to the ice and exchanged a few blows. According to Marchand, Shaw did more than just that.

After the game, Marchand accused Shaw of gouging at his eyes while he was on top of him. He also gave him a new nickname.

“It was a bit of a scrum there in front, and stuff happens in hockey, especially in the playoffs with tempers running high,” Marchand said, per Joe Haggerty of CSNNE.com. “When [Chara] is battling with their guy, everybody is going to come in, and things just happen.

“Stuff happens. I’ve done that [punched a guy on the ice] before. The eye gouge is what I didn’t particularly like, but it’s part of the game. I’ve got a nice little scratch mark on my forehead from the claw marks from the … you know … kitty cat.”

Neither Shaw nor Marchand are exactly enforcers, so this will probably go nowhere. The most we will see is a few signs at the TD Garden with Shaw’s face on a cat’s body, but don’t expect the two to drop the gloves after the opening face-off or anything. Although, Shaw does blatantly drop F-bombs in his postgame press conferences. Maybe he’s more of a tough guy than we’re giving him credit for.

Andrew Shaw winning goal was deflected twice (Video)

Andrew-Shaw-Game-1-goalGame 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals between the Boston Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks was one of the longest games in NHL playoff history. The two teams played well into a third overtime before 21-year-old center Andrew Shaw put himself in a perfect position to deflect a puck past Tuukka Rask.

Shaw was actually the second player to deflect the puck, as defenseman Michal Rozsival snapped a shot from the point that was tipped first by Dave Bolland and then Shaw.

Both teams were visibly exhausted after playing more than 110 minutes of hockey. The Bruins had a number of scoring chances throughout the three overtime periods, but Chicago goaltender Corey Crawford made several timely stops to keep his team alive with 54 saves. Rask was equally effective with 59 saves on 63 shots, but the puck bounced the Blackhawks’ way in the end.

Did Andrew Shaw drop F-bomb in interview with Pierre McGuire?

Andrew ShawAndrew Shaw deflected the puck into the net for the game-winning goal in triple-overtime of the Chicago Blackhawks’ 4-3 comeback win over the Boston Bruins in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals on Wednesday, and the hero kept it loose in his postgame interview with NBC’s Pierre McGuire. Maybe too loose.

McGuire asked Shaw to take him through the overtime goal. Shaw began describing what happened. He then casually let a “f—ing” slip out, it seemed.

“It was a great shot, great tip, f—ing … it was unbelievable. All the guys … we deserved this,” said Shaw.

According to FOXSports.com’s A.J. Perez, Shaw admitted after the game that he let the F-bomb slip out accidentally. He apparently said he made a “slip of the tongue” because of exhaustion.

Considering that the teams had played nearly 120 minutes of hockey, it’s hard to get too mad at him for letting down his guard. And we’re guessing that not too many youngsters heard it since it was midnight in the central time zone and 1:00 am on the East Coast by the time the game ended.

As we have learned in the past from guys like Jonathan Quick, sometimes this sort of thing just happens.

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