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Andrew Shaw header goal in OT gets waved off (Video)

If you thought soccer was the only sport where you could use your head to score a goal, Chicago Blackhawks center Andrew Shaw proved you wrong on Tuesday night.

However, Shaw and everyone else quickly learned that scoring on a header is not legal in the NHL. The goal, which came with eight minutes remaining in the second overtime period, was correctly waved off.


Most people — including current NHL players — had no idea head-butting the puck into the net was illegal.

Now we know. The Blackhawks went on to defeat the Anaheim Ducks, 3-2, in triple-overtime. Like we said, the refs got the call right. This wasn’t like the last time the Blackhawks had to win a game twice in the playoffs.

Video via Chicago Sun-Times


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