Posted January 20, 2013 on AP on Fox

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 28: Jonathan Quick #32 of the Los Angeles Kings makes a save in front of Marian Hossa #81 of the Chicago Black Hawks during the game at the Staples Center on November 28, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
Marian Hossa played a big role in the Chicago Blackhawks' splendid season-opening performance, which spoiled one team's highly anticipated celebration. Hossa and the Blackhawks might look forward even more to their next chance to crash a home opener. On Sunday night, Chicago will face the Phoenix Coyotes for the first time since a playoff series defeat that featured a vicious hit to its star forward. After finishing with a team-best 77 points in 2011-12, Hossa was poised to lead the Blackhawks' drive toward a second Stanley Cup in three seasons but he didn't get much of a chance to help. The winger suffered a concussion when he was leveled by Phoenix's Raffi Torres in a Game 3 loss in Chicago. Because of that hit, Torres will have to sit out another seven games after missing the final 13 in the playoffs and Saturday's season opener, a 4-3 loss in Dallas. Hossa, meanwhile, was aided in his recovery by the lockout, and he appeared fresh in the season opener, registering two goals...
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