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Chicago Blackhawks’ Three Stars Of Week 16

By Skylar Peters
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Second Star: Marian Hossa

Jan 19, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks right wing Marian Hossa (81) skates with the puck against the Boston Bruins during the first period at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports

Marian Hossa looked like a different man in the past week. Not only has the 35-year old put up great numbers, but his play all around the ice makes him look 10 years younger. Hossa registered an assist against the Avalanche, and had one of his best games of the year against the Ducks, scoring short-handed as well as in the empty net for a 2-goal night and the First Star nod. Hossa capped off the week with another goal against the Bruins. “Big Hoss” played some big minutes in the past week, breaking the 21 minute mark against both Colorado and Boston. His play in the neutral zone has been fantastic, and once the puck is on his blade, it never seems to get knocked off. He is a huge reason why the Blackhawks’ first line with Jonathan Toews and Patrick Sharp has been clicking so nicely.

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