The niceties and pleasantries in the Stanley Cup Final are no more.
After two full overtime periods, the Blackhawks and Bruins were understandably exhausted.
Andrew Shaw skated off to the side and pumped his arms furiously. One shot from the right point plus two deflections was just enough to beat Tuukka Rask in the fifth-longest Stanley Cup finals game in history.
The Hawks and Bruins will empty their tanks in every contest until one team is left shattered on the ice and the wobbly-legged victors lift the Stanley Cup above their heads.
Of course, it was Andrew Shaw. The pesky little forward always gets up when he’s knocked down.