Andrew Shaw ends Canadiens debut with a slew-foot (Video)

  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
In this article:
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
Buffalo Sabres Johan Larsson (22) is tripped up by Montreal Canadiens Andrew Shaw (65) during the first period of a NHL hockey game, Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016, in Buffalo, New York. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)
Buffalo Sabres Johan Larsson (22) is tripped up by Montreal Canadiens Andrew Shaw (65) during the first period of a NHL hockey game, Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016, in Buffalo, New York. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

Andrew Shaw of the Montreal Canadiens was suspended three preseason games for a dangerous hit. On Thursday, in the season opener, he likely earned himself another ban.

[Sign up to play Yahoo Fantasy Hockey for free | Mock Draft | Latest news]

As the final seconds ticked off during the Canadiens’ 4-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres, Shaw, who scored Montreal’s fourth goal minutes earlier, decided it was necessary to slew-foot Johan Larsson of the Buffalo Sabres.

The move didn’t go unnoticed by officials who gave Shaw a match penalty as time expired. Given his recent suspension history, we’re betting on the punishment being games rather than a hit to his wallet.

UPDATE:

– – – – – – –

Sean Leahy is the associate editor for Puck Daddy on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at puckdaddyblog@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter!