Blackhawks vs. Kings: Breaking Down Marian Hossa’s Playoff Magnificence

June 7th, 2013 by Nicholas Goss Leave a reply »

Chicago Blackhawks winger Marian Hossa is one of the most clutch players in the NHL, and he has been a key component in his team's pursuit of a second Stanley Cup championship in four years during the 2013 playoffs.

The Blackhawks acquired him as a marquee free agent prior to the 2009-10 season after they had been defeated in five games by the Detroit Red Wings in the 2009 Western Conference finals. The young Blackhawks needed a proven postseason performer and made the right decision in signing the seven-time 30-goal scorer.

Hossa played an important role as a top-six forward on the Blackhawks' Stanley Cup-winning squad three years ago, tallying 15 points in 22 playoff games.

Fast-forward to 2013 and Hossa is once again leading the charge during what could be another championship season for the Windy City.

He is tied for the team lead in scoring (14 points) with Patrick Sharp, but it's not the amount of offensive production he provides the Blackhawks that's important. It's when he scores goals.

Hossa's third-period goal in Thursday's Game 4 of the Western Conference finals helped the Blackhawks take a 3- ...

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