Marian Hossa's offensive burst with the Blackhawks began over a week ago when he tallied two goals in Chicago's 4-2 win over the St. Louis Blues.
Ben Smith is pretty cognizant of the Central Division standings and where the Blackhawks fall among them. This time of year, he’s that much more aware.
The mood was fairly jovial on Wednesday night, a few minutes after the Blackhawks took a 3-2 shootout victory from the Pittsburgh Penguins.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Brandon Saad talked earlier this week about the Blackhawks’ top line. He, Jonathan Toews and Marian Hossa were doing plenty right, especially defensively.