Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/19/14

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)
LOS ANGELES -- Marian Hossa had two goals and an assist as the Chicago Blackhawks spoiled the Los Angeles Kings' Stanley Cup championship banner-raising opener with a 5-2 victory Saturday. Hossa beat goalie Jonathan Quick with a shot from the top of the right circle for a 5-2 lead halfway through the third period. Los Angeles had pulled to 4-2 just 15 seconds earlier when Jordan Nolan redirected Matt Greene's shot under the crossbar. Before the game, the Kings raised their first Stanley Cup banner to the rafters of Staples Center and even brought out the Cup and passed it around, player by player. But Chicago was clearly the sharper team with a three-goal first period. Jonathan Toews made it 4-0 when he was left unchecked to swoop in and put in a rebound at 1:16 of the second period after Patrick Kane was stopped on an odd-angle breakaway. The Kings did not allow four goals in any of their 20 playoff games last season.The Kings finally revived their crowd with their ...
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