May 17, 2015; Anaheim, CA, USA; Chicago Blackhawks right wing Marian Hossa (L) skates with the puck as Anaheim Ducks right wing Jakob Silfverberg (R) chases during the first period in game one of the Western Conference Final of the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Honda Center. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports
#2: Marian Hossa
Marian Hossa is nearly the complete opposite of Andrew Desjardins: he is one of the men the Blackhawks look to, to provide offense each night. Hossa has been spectacular thus far through the 2015 playoffs, providing seven assists, and a huge short-handed goal, all at age 36.
As always with Hossa, his play without the puck is as good or better as his play with it, and he has been a staple on the penalty-kill as well as the power-play. Hossa will look to light a fire under fellow first-line players Jonathan Toews and Brandon Saad, as the trio look to power the Blackhawks’ offense to a Game Two road win.
If the Blackhawks want to avoid going down 0-2 in the series, expect to see Hossa on the score-sheet somewhere: It’s as simple as that.