Blackhawks Game 1 Hero Andrew Shaw Drops F-Bomb on National TV After Thrilling Triple Overtime Goal (Video)
Thrilling breakaways, clutch saves, great goals, 117 total shots, 120 hits, and three overtime periods totaling one hour, 52 minutes, and eight seconds of hockey? Sports fans (and NBC executives) could not have asked for any more from the Blackhawks and Bruins in Game 1 of the 2013 Stanley Cup Finals. It was a game for the ages, and it portends a thrilling series.
So how did the triple overtime epic finally end? On a redirection from the Blackhawks’ 21-year-old center from Belleville, Ontario, Andrew Shaw. Take a look:
This kid is more a grinder than a guy you’d count on to score the big goals. Last year in 37 games he recorded 12 goals and 11 assists, and this year in 48 games he recorded just nine goals and six assists. So you’d expect him to be pretty pumped after scoring such an important goal, and he was. Unfortunately, he was also so exhausted after playing nearly 120 minutes of hockey that he forgot you’re not supposed to drop f-bombs on national television.
Here he is talking to NBC’s Pierre McGuire:
Oh well. It’s not the first time an athlete has dropped an f-bomb on live TV, and it won’t be the last. Hopefully nobody gets their feathers in a ruffle.