Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 12/22/11
The Chicago Blackhawks can attribute their rise to the top of the Central Division to contributions from several usual suspects. With a fully stocked lineup, it is not much of a surprise that they have a record of 22-9-4 as they approach the short holiday break built into the NHL's schedule. Jonathan Toews, Patrick Sharp and Patrick Kane are off to fast starts, with big offensive numbers to show for their efforts. However, the team's leading scorer at the moment is Marian Hossa with 38 points (15 goals, 23 assists), including six power-play goals and a team-best plus-21 rating in 34 games. In Tuesday night's loss in Pittsburgh, the 32-year-old Hossa had an assist and finished a plus-2 against his former team. His assist in Wednesday's win over Montreal extended his point streak to seven games. Over this stretch, he has four goals and eight assists, including his 400th career goal on Dec. 8 against the Islanders. He also leads the Blackhawks with 11 multi-point games. Hossa is us...
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Report: Top NFL draft prospect Fabian Moreau has torn pectoral

Five teams that could trade down in the NFL draft

Report: Darrelle Revis to Patriots looks 'increasingly likely'

Two-year-old’s mom claims son is reincarnation of Lou Gehrig

Report: Raiders have at least 27 votes for relocation to Las Vegas

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Report: Sean Payton has ‘taken an interest’ in Johnny Manziel

Jags reportedly considering permanent training facility in London

Theo Epstein has great response to being named greatest leader

Peyton Manning says he is not interested in entering politics

Rob Manfred: WBC extra innings rule unlikely to come to MLB

LeBron James: Some Cavaliers players need to be tougher

The 'Once again, Barry Bonds is the best power hitter in San Francisco' quiz

With Team USA's victory the WBC (finally) lived up to its potential

The NFL distraction playbook

Box Score 3/23: Team USA wins their first WBC title

The 'Duke schadenfreude season came early this year' quiz

Which Sweet 16 team should you be rooting for?

The Aesthetic: The world of player exclusive sneakers

NBA Referee Hotline Bling: Steph Curry pushes OKC's buttons

Re-ranking the Sweet 16 for the NCAA Tournament

Lingering issues for each 2016 MLB postseason team

Box Score 3/22: Team USA is heading to the championship

The 'With teammates like this, who needs rivals?' quiz

NHL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

The 'Once again, Barry Bonds is the best power hitter in San Francisco' quiz

The NFL distraction playbook

With Team USA's victory the WBC (finally) lived up to its potential

The Aesthetic: The world of player exclusive sneakers

Which Sweet 16 team should you be rooting for?

NBA Referee Hotline Bling: Steph Curry pushes OKC's buttons

Re-ranking the Sweet 16 for the NCAA Tournament

Lingering issues for each 2016 MLB postseason team

Eastern Conference bottom feeders to watch down the stretch

The 'With teammates like this, who needs rivals?' quiz

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker