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Hawks penalty killing sets up Hossa's redemption

Posted on: April 24, 2010 6:27 pm
Edited on: April 24, 2010 6:28 pm
 
By Erin Brown

After putting his teammates in a tight spot, Marian Hossa redeemed himself in the best way possible.

Hossa, who received a major penalty the waning moments of the third period, scored in overtime to give the Chicago Blackhawks a 5-4 victory and 3-2 series lead over the Nashville Predators.

It is a good thing for the Blackhawks that Nashville's power play has struggled this postseason. The Predators are now 0-for-22 with the man advantage.

The winger tallied the game-winner nine seconds after his penalty expired. Parked at the left side of the Predators net, Hossa knocked in a rebound from Brent Sopel 's slap shot from the right point.

With his team trailing by a goal, Hossa received a major for boarding with 63 seconds left in regulation after he shoved Nashville's Dan Hamhuis from behind into the end boards. Despite playing shorthanded, Patrick Kane tied the contest with 16 seconds remaining to force overtime.

But the Blackhawks still had four minutes to kill off in the Hossa penalty the extra period began.

Comments

Since: Jun 6, 2007
Posted on: April 24, 2010 10:58 pm
 

Hawks penalty killing sets up Hossa's redemption

Maybe Hossa can lose three cups in three years with three different teams.  That would be awesome!



Since: Jun 28, 2007
Posted on: April 24, 2010 6:42 pm
 

Hawks penalty killing sets up Hossa's redemption

That was in-CREDIBLE!!!  How does Nashville recover from this?  Answer: They don't.


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