SCFG1: Blackhawks Andrew Shaw & Jonathan Toews Postgame
Pretty Funny moment when the two guys came into the the room. They sat in the wrong spots. Shaw sat behind Toews name and Toews was sitting behind Shaw's name.
Q. Jonathan, for a game to extend that long, obviously you need some
critical stops by your goaltender. How big was Corey Crawford for you
JONATHAN TOEWS: Can't even put that into words. He made some
unbelievable saves. I can't remember if it was still in regulation time or
not, but we had a couple too many men penalties, I think they were both in
Anyways, you know you're going to need some big stops. One went off
the posts there. A couple times we gave up a few too many chances off the
rush. He was there every single time.
I think we created a lot of chances of our own. We were close to
putting the game away quite a few times. But we needed Crowe to make those
stops to keep the game going.
Q. Jonathan, the game went on for so long, like two full games. It
seemed that fatigue was at certain points a factor. Do you kind of zone
out, just play automatically, or constantly are you on edge?
JONATHAN TOEWS: Well, obviously that sort of thing is going to set
in. That's the reality. I mean, both teams are just kicking, trying to
survive. Every time you go back on the ice, you just try and get that
feeling that it's just going to be that one chance that makes the
Obviously we got a big one with Shaw going to the net there.
Both teams wanted to win that game and no one was going to give it up
easy. We're obviously feeling pretty good about it.
But it's time to go home and get some rest now.
Q. Your emotions after ending a game like that? Fifth-round pick a
ANDREW SHAW: Yeah, obviously emotions are high. Too exhausted right
now to express it.
I think the guys had a great game. All four lines were going, six D.
Corey stood in there strong for us. We came up with a big win.
Q. I think some people asked you about going against Chara. What
was that like for you?
ANDREW SHAW: He's a big boy. He's strong. A good battle in front
of the net with him there.
I think I held my own. He's a great player. Logs a lot of minutes.
Got to get on him and try to tire him out as much as we can.
Q. In the first period you came out flying. Was it just the
ANDREW SHAW: Yeah, Stanley Cup Playoffs. Something you dream of as
a kid. The opportunity's there. You have to seize it when it's there.
I think all the guys are excited to get it started.
Q. Can you talk about what happened on the goal.
ANDREW SHAW: Luck. Kind of Bickell finishing his check. The puck
goes to the point. Rozsival gets a nice shot through. Bolland got his
stick on it. I just happened to be going to the net wide. Kind of went
off my leg into the net.
An exciting moment. I think guys are just glad the game ended.
Q. Jonathan, it seems like a long time ago, but their PK had a
couple big kills early. What makes their PK tough?
JONATHAN TOEWS: You got to give them credit. They're good at what
At the same time, I don't think we were too happy with our start
tonight. It took us a little while to get going. I think that included
our power play. We easily could have gotten the momentum going our way a
little bit with a big goal, five-on-three there.
We had the puck in good areas. It just seemed to bounce off our
stick, go out of the zone. We had to regroup. A couple little breaks
didn't quite go our way there.
We know we got to be better there. We expect them to be aggressive.
You know, they're a solid defensive team. They're going to be the same
when they're short a guy.
Q. Jonathan, for Saad to score that goal, maybe the relief he felt.
JONATHAN TOEWS: It was huge for him, huge for our team. That was a
timely goal. I think we need something to get our crowd into and give us
energy on the bench. It was a great shot by him.
I think as a line with Hoss, Saad and myself, we created quite a bit
of offense tonight. For him to get one tonight, that was big for us. We
want to keep playing well.
Q. Jonathan, with coach moving around a lot of guys in the first,
large sample size, do you think the lines will be pretty solidified for
JONATHAN TOEWS: I'm not sure. I mean, we'll see. I think Joel
always has a pretty good feel of what he wants to do, especially after one
game against a team that we haven't seen all year.
I think it's something as a player you're ready for that you might be
with different guys. If we need a little boost, he'll try a couple
different combinations. That's not a big deal for us. It's something
we're used to. We'll see what comes in Game 2.
Q. Andrew, how would you describe your style? If someone said
'irritating,' would you take that as a compliment? Jonathan, how would you
describe Andrew's play?
ANDREW SHAW: I take it as a compliment. It's how my game has
developed 1 through my career. It's what's got me here. I got to stick to
it, just compete and work to the best of my abilities.
JONATHAN TOEWS: I mean, I think you could ask players on other teams
and they'll tell you that he's not the type of guy that they like to play
against. But that's what we love about him.
We love having a guy like that on our team. He's not afraid. You
saw him going up against Chara tonight. Probably the guy on our team that
got up against him the most, hit him. Stirred him up a little bit, drew a
penalty, scored a huge goal, unbelievable goal, for anybody to score just
going to the net. Doesn't matter how it goes in, I think everyone on the
bench, like Shaw said, we were happy that it was over. Happy that we got
Big game by this guy. I don't know if he had like nine, ten hits,
whatever it was, but he kept going all night and didn't stop.
Q. Andrew, on a team with guys like Jonathan, Patrick and Marian, as
you're going through overtime, is there a mindset that you might be the one
to score a goal?
ANDREW SHAW: Well, you know, we knew it wasn't going to be pretty at
that point. You could tell both teams were physically exhausted.
We've preached it: go to the net, you'll find a way to get a greasy
goal. We did a heck of a job of it there in the third overtime.
Q. Andrew, I guess your interview on NBC is already going viral. Is
that just you being yourself?
ANDREW SHAW: Slip of the tongue (smiling). I couldn't think at all
actually. Could barely breathe. I think I made up a word in there, too,
actually. I was never good in English.
Just shows how much heart our team has. We push each other to our