Blackhawks' Andrew Shaw has head-butt goal disallowed
Officials rule Chicago centre directed puck into the net
Talk about using your head.
With the Blackhawks and Anaheim Ducks battling in a 2-2 deadlock during the second overtime Tuesday night, Chicago had a chance to put away Game 2 on the power play.
Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane was stopped by Ducks goalie Frederik Andersen, but the puck bounced directly up.
That's when Chicago centre Andrew Shaw, channeling his inner Lionel Messi, jumped up and headed the puck behind Andersen.
The Blackhawks broke out in celebration and the Ducks were left confused.
However, a review of the play determined Shaw intentionally directed the puck into the net, thus negating the goal.
Attention all: 78.5 i) disallowed when puck has been directed, batted or thrown into the net by attacking player other than with a stick.—@kfraserthecall
The "head-butt" action by Shaw was NOT a legal deflection but a deliberate action to direct the puck into net other than with stick!—@kfraserthecall
Undeterred, the Blackhawks rebounded as Marcus Kruger scored at 16:12 of the third overtime, giving Chicago a 3-2 win.
The best-of-seven Western Conference final series is now tied at one game apiece.