When Andrew Shaw scored to mercifully end Game 1 in the third overtime Wednesday at the United Center--giving the Blackhawks a 4-3 victory over the Boston Bruins--NBC captured some of the best celebration audio you'll ever hear.
"Bollie! I love you!" Shaw, who was amazingly mic'd up, screamed at Dave Bolland in the scrum, followed by the amazing line: "I love shin pads!"
You probably can guess who had the assist, and which part of Shaw's body the puck caromed off.
In the spirit of showing some love (and a little hate), we document the love and hate moments of Saturday's Game 2 at the United Center.
Love: The fans are JACKED! From goalie helmets to red mohawks, they're dressed for battle.
Hate: We spotted Boston fans posing for pictures with the Ice Crew girls. Needless to say, Hawks fans unleashed the boos. Nobody messes with the Ice Crew!
Love: Jim Cornelison. Enough said.
Hate: Nick Leddy takes a hard hit into the boards, but he bounces up. Dodged a bullet there, but the Hawks bench is piiiiiised.
Hate: Have you SEEN Rask's mask?!
Hate: We hear the TV feed went out. RedEye's in the press area, but we feel for our friends at home who couldn't watch.
Love: Patrick Sharp with a goal 11 minutes into the game to give the Hawks a 1-0 lead. See, he's a better scorer than a fighter! Sharp and Boston's David Krejci both have nine goals in the playoffs to lead the league.
Hate: SOOOOO CLOSE. The refs go to the replay after the puck dribbles over the goal line, but they confirm: No goal. Must have blown the whistle.
Love: If you thought that first period looked lopsided, that's because it was. The Hawks outshot the Bruins 19-4! That matches the fewest shots Boston has had in a period during the playoffs.
Score: Blackhawks 1, Bruins 0
Hate: Dave Bolland is sent to the penalty box just a couple of minutes into the period for tripping.
Love: On his way to the sin bin, Bolland gives the Bruins' Brad Marchand one of those fake-out non-punches you used to throw at your snotty little brother. Aaaaand, the Hawks easily kill the penalty.
Love: The Hawks get their second power play when Johnny Boychuk is called for holding Sharp. Sharp is EVERYWHERE!