Andrew Shaw, Chicago’s exasperated hero, had just scored the game-winning goal in triple overtime, ending one of the longest games in Stanley Cup history. NBC Sports shoved a microphone in front of his face, and this happened:
Afterward, Shaw had this to say:
“Slip of the tongue,” Shaw said of his bleep-able moment. “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.”
Who can blame him? And it’s not like kids were up at that hour, anyway. And if they were up, it’s not like they’ve never heard a hybrid obscenity/made-up word, anyway.
Game 2 is Saturday night.