Stanley Cup Finals 2010: Will the Hossa Curse Strike Again?

June 5th, 2010 by David Garrett Leave a reply »
After Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals, the Chicago Blackhawks were sitting pretty with a 2-0 lead. That was before they went to Philadelphia and ran into the resilient Flyers.

With the series now tied up 2-2, is it possible that the Hossa curse is still alive?

Marian Hossa is a great regular season player, the last three teams he has played for, Penguins, Red Wings and Blackhawks, have won their division the year he was there. In those three years he has scored 93 regular season goals, 95 assists for a combined 188 points. His playoff numbers though, are not so good.

His year with the Penguins, the numbers are little bit misleading. He played in 20 games, scoring 12 goals, 14 assists for 26 points, but he was no where to be seen in the Stanley Cup finals against the Red Wings.

Once he jumped ship to the Wings, he had an abysmal 6 goals, 9 assists in 22 games. Much like his time with the Penguins, he was no where to be found when it really mattered.

This year in the playoffs, he has 3 goals and 12 assists in 20 games. But has he shown up during the Finals?

In the four games thus far, he has 1 goal and 3 assis ...

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