Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/8/14

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)
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Marian Hossa treated the game against Phoenix as if it were just another date, but his Chicago teammates knew it meant more. "Going back to last year, what happened, this is a special night for him to come back and put points up. It was great for him," Blackhawks center Dave Bolland said. Hossa had two goals within three minutes of each other against the team that knocked him out of the playoffs last season, keying Chicago's 6-4 victory in the Coyotes' home opener Sunday. Hossa suffered a season-ending concussion when he absorbed a hit from Phoenix defenseman Raffi Torres in Game 3 of the first round Western Conference playoff series between the two last season, a series the Coyotes won in six games. Torres was suspended for 20 games for his hit, including the first seven this season. "I come to the game, no hard feelings. I tried to take it as just another game and just prepare as I always do and get some points. Winning in this building feels good," said...
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