Giroux was hit from behind by Hanzal and hit his head on the ice. He appeared motionless for a few seconds afterwards, but was able get up by himself and leave the game under his own strength.
The investigation involving Patrick Kane has left the Chicago Blackhawks star’s future with the team uncertain. Reports Tuesday said teams have reportedly shown interest in Kane, but that could change if the 26-year-old star is charged with a crime. Even if he isn’t charged, the Blackhawks could choose to deal Kane.
In Sunday's game between Dallas and Chicago, Antoine Roussel and Andrew Shaw dropped the gloves and squared off. Fists were flying as the two battled in what may be the Fight of the Year.
Members of the Tampa Bay Lightning have remained remarkably even-keeled for being such a young group through the first three games of the Stanley Cup final. Game 4 will provide the Lightning with another big test and it will take all the poise it can muster to respond.
According to Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville, Jonathan Toews hasn’t progressed in his recovery from a back injury and will be kept off the ice for “a few days.”
It took nearly two periods, but the Eastern Conference final has its first goal. After playing hero for the New York Rangers in Game 7 against the Washington Capitals, Derek Stepan found the back of the net in similar fashion to give the Rangers a 1-0 lead over the Tampa Bay Lightning.