VIDEO: Andrew Shaw hit in face with puck; Bruins fans not happy

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BOSTON -- Chicago Blackhawks forward Andrew Shaw had to leave Game 6 on Monday night after he was hit in the face by a shot off the stick of Boston's Shawn Thornton.

It resulted in a pretty nasty cut, some blood, and a stoppage in play just as Thornton was ready to attempt a shot on goal, negating what would have been a scoring chance.

The latter part of that sequence did not leave Bruins fans in a good mood, and they made their feelings known until Shaw left the ice, skating off under his own power.

I'm assuming Bruins fans were booing the fact the play was stopped when Thornton appeared to have a quality scoring chance and not the fact that Shaw was injured.

It's also worth noting that Shaw is one of the few young players in the NHL who does not wear a visor. Starting next season visors will be grandfathered into the league, largely because of situations like this.

Shaw returned to the game to start the second period.

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Adam Gretz has been writing about the NHL and taking an analytical approach to the game since the start of the 2008 season. A member of the PHWA since 2015, he has spent more than three years covering... Full Bio

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