Blackhawks plead ignorance about Shaw possibly biting Hedman

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks are pleading ignorance about the possibility that right wing Andrew Shaw bit Tampa Bay defenseman Victor Hedman in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final.

Shaw and Hedman got tangled up after Hedman pushed Blackhawks star Patrick Kane into the boards just after play had been stopped. After the scrum was broken up, Hedman was seen on the bench lifting his jersey to show a spot on his side to a team trainer.

Hedman said after the game that it felt like he was bit, but couldn’t say for sure that it did happen. Chicago coach Joel Quenneville says he didn’t know anything about it Thursday, and Shaw and Hedman were not made available by their teams.

Game 2 is Friday night in Tampa.