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By Tammy Bruce
Topic - Andrew Shaw
Andrew Shaw stopped a long scoring drought. Jonathan Toews had another big game. The Chicago Blackhawks had 13 players with at least one point.
The offensively challenged and banged-up Detroit Red Wings proved to the defending Stanley Cup champions that they're still tough to beat.
Tyson Barrie and the Avalanche keep finding ways to win as they move up in the Western Conference.
Jaromir Jagr passed Mark Messier to move into seventh place in career NHL goals and Martin Brodeur made 29 saves to lead the New Jersey Devils to a 4-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday night.
Marian Hossa celebrated his 35th birthday by picking his teammates after an unlucky break.
From the jubilant parade all the way to the boisterous rally, millions of excited fans spent a sun-drenched Friday celebrating another Stanley Cup title for the Chicago Blackhawks.
Thousands of fans who ditched work and painted their faces red and black roared in appreciation as the buses paraded past carrying waving players in red jerseys. Captain Jonathan Toews triumphantly hoisted the silver trophy over his head.
Finding room to roam in the first three games of the Stanley Cup finals was next to impossible, and scoring goals was even more difficult.
Chicago's 6-5 overtime victory at Boston on Wednesday night was the highest-scoring game in this year's NHL playoffs. There were breakaways, rebounds, long slap shots and tips. Eleven goals in all, coming from all over the ice. It all raises questions about how the remainder of this compelling series will look.
So much for all the talk about the impenetrable goalies, and forget about those lane-clogging defensemen. It was all about the offense in Game 4, and the hangover could extend into the final three games of the deadlocked Stanley Cup finals.
A lesser goalie would have been flustered by the Chicago Blackhawks hot start.
Much as they would love to get big contributions from Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane, the Chicago Blackhawks have shown they can win even when their biggest stars aren't lighting up the scoreboard.
Chicago and Boston played three overtimes Wednesday night in the fifth-longest game in the history of the NHL's marquee series. It finally came to an end — at the stroke of midnight, no less — when Andrew Shaw deflected Dave Bolland's shot into the goal to give the Blackhawks the victory.
Corey Crawford topped Tuukka Rask in the only stat that matters.
Tuukka Rask needed just four words to sum up the goal that beat him and the Boston Bruins.