Veteran Marian Hossa Stabilizing Blackhawks Ahead Of Winter Classic – Washington Times

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Blackhawks’ Hossa may have Hall of Fame resume – Yahoo Sports

Hes so good at stripping the puck. Hes also good in these one-on-one battles where more often than not youre going to see him coming away with the puck. He doesnt seem to get any older, either. He seems to get better and better each year. This is Hossa s 16th full NHL season and he remains a key cog for the Blackhawks, who have won the Cup twice in the past five years and visit the Washington Capitals on Thursday in the Winter Classic. Hossa is averaging 0.64 points a game, the lowest since his rookie year with the Ottawa Senators , but his two-way game is responsible for preventing more than a few goals against. Teammates past and present marvel at what Hossa can do in the defensive zone and without the puck. Hes got that powerful stride that gets him back in the play easily, said former Blackhawks forward Jeremy Morin, whos now with the Columbus Blue Jackets. And he can take the puck off your stick with ease. Hes so strong on the stick and its always in the right position. He can steal pucks with the best in the league, for sure. That, Blackhawks winger Brandon Saad said, is how Hossa turns defense into offense. In 1,127 games, Hossa has 472 goals and 547 assists. Hossa is 76th on the all-time points list, ahead of Hockey Hall of Famers Pat LaFontaine, Lanny McDonald and Maurice Richard. source: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/dec/30/veteran-marian-hossa-stabilizing-blackhawks-ahead-/?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS

NHL: Toews’ SO goal lifts Blackhawks over Predators 5-4 – Daily Republican Register: Daily Republican Register

29, 2014, in Chicago. The Blackhawks won 5-4 in a shootout. (AP Photo/Jeff Haynes) 23 hours ago Jeff Haynes Local businesses offer you great deals on goods and services. BNR News Headlines Baraboo and Sauk County headlines delivered to your email inbox daily. Sauk County Weather Alerts BNR Sports Headlines Baraboo and Sauk County sports headlines delivered to your email inbox daily. I understand and agree that registration on or use of this site consitutes agreement to it’s user agreement & privacy policy. Copyright 2014, Wiscnews.com , 1901 Fish Hatchery Rd Madison, WI | Terms of Service and Privacy Policy | Find Area Businesses Find Area Businesses Signup Thank you for reading Please login or register at this time to enjoy articles and other website features as a registered user — or to enable your subscription. No Thanks Thanks for visiting You’re entitled to view free articles every 30 days, and you currently have free articles remaining before being asked to login or register. If you already have a digital subscription please log in with your existing account. If you are not a current subscriber, please log in or sign up for unlimited access to the number one source for local news and information, Wiscnews.com. source: http://www.wiscnews.com/sports/hockey/games/image_5315f42e-d805-5a3e-a8df-d0060e9e6887.html

Ranking the Top Moments of 2014 for the Chicago Blackhawks | Bleacher Report

Jonathan Toews scored the only goal in the shootout, after Chicago’s Bryan Bickell netted the tying goal with 1:13 left in regulation, and the Blackhawks topped the Nashville Predators 5-4 on Monday night. Bickell beat Pekka Rinne through a crowd and with Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford on the bench for an extra skater after Rinne had stopped David Rundblad’s drive from the blue line. Toews provided the winning margin when he beat Rinne with a wrist shot on the Blackhawks’ first shootout attempt to give Chicago its 13th victory in 16 games. “Certain games will stick out at the end of the year that we’ll say that were a huge two points,” Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said. “Tonight is probably leading in that category as far as drama. “Down 3-0 to a team that doesn’t give up a whole lot, checks well and then you have to pull the goalie and try to get an equalizer. It was a big swing, big turn of events.” Brad Richards, Andrew Shaw and Marian Hossa scored in a 7:10 span late in the second period to tie it at after the Predators built a 3-0 lead. “We’re a good team in here for a reason,” Bickell said. “We’ve come back from leads like this before. Just find a way.” James Neal’s second goal of the game, a power-play tally with 56 seconds left in the second period, put Nashville ahead 4-3. Roman Josi and Craig Smith also scored, and Colin Wilson added two assists, but the Predators couldn’t hold on in regulation. source: http://tristate-media.com/drr/nhl-toews-so-goal-lifts-blackhawks-over-predators/article_d92d933c-9049-11e4-9fdb-b7a8807ea3f5.html

Observer-Reporter | Blackhawks’ Hossa may have Hall of Fame in future

He seems to get better and better each year. This is Hossas 16th full NHL season and he remains a key cog for the Blackhawks, who have won the Cup twice in the past five years and visit the Washington Capitals on Thursday in the Winter Classic. Hossa is averaging 0.64 points a game, the lowest since his rookie year with the Ottawa Senators, but his two-way game is responsible for preventing more than a few goals against. Teammates past and present marvel at what Hossa can do in the defensive zone and without the puck. Hes got that powerful stride that gets him back in the play easily, said former Blackhawks forward Jeremy Morin, whos now with the Columbus Blue Jackets. And he can take the puck off your stick with ease. Hes so strong on the stick and its always in the right position. He can steal pucks with the best in the league, for sure. That, Blackhawks winger Brandon Saad said, is how Hossa turns defense into offense. In 1,127 games, Hossa has 472 goals and 547 assists. Hossa is 76th on the all-time points list, ahead of Hockey Hall of Famers Pat LaFontaine, Lanny McDonald and Maurice Richard. Hes 52nd in goals, ahead of LaFontaine, Doug Gilmour and Pavel Bure, and third among active players. His career numbers are similar to former Senators teammate Daniel Alfredsson, who retired earlier this month after putting up 426 goals and 682 assists in 1,178 games. source: http://www.observer-reporter.com/article/20141230/SPORTS04/141239968

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He can steal pucks with the best in the league, for sure.” That, Blackhawks winger Brandon Saad said, is how Hossa turns defense into offense. In 1,127 games, Hossa has 472 goals and 547 assists. Hossa is 76th on the all-time points list, ahead of Hockey Hall of Famers Pat LaFontaine, Lanny McDonald and Maurice Richard. He’s 52nd in goals, ahead of LaFontaine, Doug Gilmour and Pavel Bure, and third among active players. His career numbers are similar to former Senators teammate Daniel Alfredsson, who retired earlier this month after putting up 426 goals and 682 assists in 1,178 games. But Hossa may be one of the most underrated players in the NHL. ”Maybe I would have more numbers but maybe some other teams wouldn’t want me,” Hossa said. ”There’s an advantage and disadvantage with that. Obviously, I’m happy how the outcome played out.” Hossa has two Stanley Cup rings and appeared in the final two other times. A five-time all-star, the Slovak winger with four Olympic appearances has a case for the Hall of Fame, even if it’s not easy to quantify. source: http://sports.yahoo.com/news/blackhawks-hossa-may-hall-fame-resume-161531731–nhl.html

Toews’ SO goal lifts Blackhawks over Predators 5-4

“He’s a guy that likes to get in on the forecheck and get physical and for guys like that it is very hard to get hits on them. He has the ability to get himself out of trouble. He’s a real big part of that team from the back end.” 2. Blackhawks Rally from 3-1 Deficit to Tie Kings Chris Carlson/Associated Press The defending Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks were in a deep hole as they returned to Chicago for Game 5 of the 2014 Western Conference Final against the Los Angeles Kings. They had dropped both games at Staples Center and were trailing in the series 3-1 as they prepared to play the fifth game at the United Center. The Blackhawks took a 3-1 first-period lead, but the Kings had plenty of drive and rebounded to take a 4-3 advantage into the third period. Feisty forward Ben Smith tied the game for the Blackhawks early in the third period before defensive guru Michal Handzus scored the game-winner in double overtime that earned the Blackhawks a trip back to Los Angeles. The Kings were determined to end the series on home ice, and it appeared they would after Alec Martinez scored the go-ahead goal on the power play at the 7:38 mark of the third period. While many teams would have wilted, the Blackhawks got the tying goal from Keith and the winning goal from Kane in the third period. The Blackhawks certainly had momentum as they returned to Chicago for the seventh game, but their hopes to repeat as Stanley Cup champions were dashed when Martinez scored in overtime (46-second mark) to give the Kings the 5-4 win. 1. source: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2314425-ranking-the-top-moments-of-2014-for-the-chicago-blackhawks

 

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