Blackhawks forward Jamal Mayers hasn’t played in a game this postseason, but that hasn’t stopped him from getting fined for on-ice antics.
Mayers, who took the pregame skate with the ‘Hawks prior to Game 5 of the Detroit series, has been fined a half day’s pay (roughly $1600) for shooting pucks into the Red Wings goal during warmup, according to TSN’s Darren Dreger.
“I was trying to get under their skin,” Mayers told ESPN’s Craig Custance. “The league fined me and took the appropriate action.
“I’ll pay the piper.”
Mayers shot around four or five pucks into Jimmy Howard‘s net, all from Chicago’s side of center.
It was a territorial-marking/gamesmanship move and, if you’re looking to somehow make what Mayers did relevant, the Blackhawks did win 4-1, scoring more goals in Game 5 than they did in Games 2-4 combined.
Of course, Mayers didn’t actually play in Game 5, and nobody from Detroit reacted to him firing pucks at their goal.
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As we all witness Monday night, the Chicago Blackhawks are frustrated by the Red Wings. In thefinal moments of game 3, Andrew Shaw and his teammates came “unglued.”
This is what Sun-Times Columnist Rick Morrissy wrote:
The Hawks came unglued in the waning moments, with Andrew Shaw getting a game misconduct. Maybe he was upset about an earlier disallowed goal. Maybe he thinks the emotion will carry over to Game 4 and help the Hawks. But it didn’t look mature. It looked weak.
How can you not agree, the Blackhawks lost their goddamn mind last night. They were pissed about the goal that was called off and they were pissed that the great effort they gave early in the game didn’t seem to matter as the Wings Goalie Jimmy Howard turned away 39 of the 40 shots he faced.
Hawk fan can complain about the goal that was taken away, but they also need to realize they were given a gift goal when Franzen was boarded prior to the Patrick Kane goal. The bad calls have a way of evening themselves out.