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2013 NHL Stanley Cup Final - Game One

2013 NHL Stanley Cup Final - Game One

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at Hawks 4

Bruins (3OT) 3


7 p.m. Saturday

at Hawks, NBCSN


7 p.m. Monday

at Bruins, NBCSN


7 p.m. Wednesday

at Bruins, Ch. 5

GAME 5 if necessary

7 p.m. next Saturday

at Hawks, Ch. 5

GAME 6 if necessary

7 p.m. June 24

at Bruins, Ch. 5

GAME 7 if necessary

7 p.m. June 26

at Hawks, Ch. 5

Blog: Andrew Shaw mic'd up for game winner

Updated: July 16, 2013 6:31AM

Andrew Shaw is trending everywhere these days — most importantly on the ice.

‘‘He’s a good player. He plays hard,’’ said Bruins forward Brad Marchand, whose instigator role Shaw emulates. ‘‘Obviously a big goal there and a nice assist [in Game 1]. He’s a good player out there.’’

The 21-year-old Shaw seems to be a magnet for attention in the Stanley Cup Final, on and off the ice. Prior to the series, Bruins coach Claude Julien claimed Shaw ‘‘embellished’’ to draw penalties on other players.

‘‘I don’t think we game-plan around Mr. Shaw,’’ Julien said. ‘‘We know he’s an agitator. We know he’s good at embellishing, too, at times. We know all that stuff.’’

With the help of NBC’s microphones, most of the fuss about Shaw since then has been a byproduct of his play. After scoring the winning goal in the Hawks’ 4-3 triple-overtime victory in Game 1 on a deflection of a Dave Bolland deflection, the microphone he was wearing for the broadcast captured his delirious responses: ‘‘Bollie, I love you!’’ and ‘‘I love shin pads.’’

In his postgame interview with NBC’s Pierre McGuire, he said the moment was ‘‘[bleepin’] unbelievable.’’

‘‘I think I actually saw a Twitter account, it was ‘Andrew Shaw’s shin guards’,’’ teammate Brandon Bollig said, ‘‘and the only tweet from it was “I love you, too, Shawzie.’ That was pretty funny. Obviously the kid’s a character and it’s no secret, but it’s awesome, it’s entertaining.’’

As entertaining as Shaw is, the act would wear thin quickly if he weren’t producing. In fact, Shaw, a fifth-round draft pick in 2011, seems to be getting better as the games get bigger.

‘‘He’s a competitive kid, plays a hard game,’’ Hawks coach Joel Quenneville said when asked about Julien’s claim about embellishing. ‘‘He know there’s rewards by going to the front of the net, hard areas. He’s got a relentless attitude [and] approach. We’ve talked in the past [about the fine line] We always visit different situations. One thing is, he pushes it.’’

Shaw said he spent ‘‘a relaxing day’’ hanging out with family and recovering from the exhaustion and excitement of Game 1. He was still feeling the effects on Friday.

‘‘Still a little tired, but obviously I’m happy. I’m excited,’’ he said. ‘‘It was a great win by the team, a great comeback by everyone. It just shows that our team has a lot of heart and character.’’

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