In the second period of Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, Blackhawks rookie Andrew Shaw earned a five-minute major and an ejection for game misconduct after a collision with Coyotes goaltender Mike Smith. The shoulder-to-head hit will send Shaw to hearing Monday according to The Chicago Tribune, even thoughSmith popped back up, told trainers he was 100 percent and finished the game. Shaw told CSNChicago.com's Tracey Myers that he didn't mean to hit Smith. "...I tried to get out of the way of it," he said. "Unfortuantely I made contact. I didn't try to hit him but unfortunately I did. I'm just glad he's OK and he could finish the game."The hearing comes right before the Hawks play the Coyotes Tuesday in Game 3 with the series now 1-1.
With exactly a month to go until Chicago hosts the 2017 NHL Draft for the first time ever, the Blackhawks and league announced Wednesday their plans for Fan Fest held outside the United Center on June 23 and 24.
A handful of Blackhawks players and alumni will be in attendance and made available for photo opportunities, as will the Stanley Cup. Fans will also be able to explore the NHL Centennial Fan Arena, "a 53-foot museum truck with an innovative interior featuring more than 1,000 square feet of interactive digital displays, original video content, one-of-a-kind historical memorabilia, unique photo moments and a social media wall," according to the press release.
A full list of activities, special guest appearances and schedule will be posted at a later date.
Friday's events will run from 3 to 9 p.m. while Saturday's festivites will go from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Parking Lot C, north of the United Center.
Additional passes for the weekend will be made available to the public starting June 9. For more information, visit chicagoblackhawks.com/fanfest.
On the latest Hawks Talk Podcast, forward Vinnie Hinostroza joins Pat Boyle and evaluates his rookie season, tells us how he has added MMA and Ju-jitsu to his offseason training and is he going to room with Ryan Hartman next season?
Plus, Tracey Myers joins Pat to discuss Patrick Kane’s first interview this offseason, the latest on the Blackhawks coaching moves and tournament fall-out for Artemi Panarin, Marcus Kruger and Alex DeBrincat.
Listen to the latest episode of the Hawks Talk Podcast below.