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The gesture of Shaw, which took place during the second period ended with the expulsion of the Canadiens player who hit from behind and against the bay window defender Capitals, Connor Hobbs.

In the second period of tonight's game vs. the Habs, Andrew Shaw chose to continue his streak of being the biggest dickhead in the sport and was ejected for boarding Caps defenseman Connor Hobbs. Shaw dropped the gloves with Nathan Walker before he was sent off the ice. Sep.

Vying for a place on the Washington Capitals roster, Walker took exception to a vicious hit the two-time Stanley Cup victor put on one of his teammates, so he challenged Shaw to a slug-fest. Officials tagged Shaw with a major penalty for boarding and a game misconduct.

In last spring's Stanley Cup playoffs, Shaw was suspended one game and fined $5,000 United States "for making use of a homophobic slur" directed at on-ice officials. Moreover, he was required to undergo sensitivity training as well.

Shaw, 25, was traded to the Habs from the Chicago Blackhawks this off-season and later signed a six-year, $23.4 million contract with the club.

After only a preseason game with the Canadiens, Andrew Shaw is already in the sights of the authorities of the National Hockey League. He scored 14 goals and added 20 assists over 78 games with the 'Hawks in 2015-16, his fifth season with the team.

"I'm going to go out there and work hard and compete and get in people's faces as well", he told the Gazette in Montreal in August. "I don't think that was a clean hit by any means and so I stuck up for Hobbs".

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