Originally posted on Fox Sports Arizona  |  Last updated 1/20/13

OTTAWA, ON - JANUARY 19: Marian Hossa #81 of the Chicago Blackhawks moves for the puck against Erik Karlsson #65 of the Ottawa Senators in a game at Scotiabank Place on January 19, 2010 in Ottawa, Canada. The Ottawa Senators defeated the Chicago Blackhawks 4-1. (Photo by Phillip MacCallum/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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