Hossa knows when to score big goals

June, 7, 2013
6/07/13
10:36
AM ET
Western Conference Finals - Game 4
Blackhawks 3, Kings 2 (Blackhawks lead series, 3-1)


The defending Stanley Cup champion Kings are one game away from elimination. Marian Hossa scored the go-ahead goal 1:10 into the 3rd period and Patrick Kane snapped a streak of 7 games without a goal as the Blackhawks won Game 4 in Los Angeles 3-2.

* Blackhawks: 6-1 in last 7 games after trailing 3-1 vs Red Wings in Conference Semifinals
* Marian Hossa (CHI): go-ahead goal 1:10 into 3rd period (7)
* Patrick Kane (CHI): game-tying goal in 2nd period (3 - snaps streak of 7 games without a goal)
* Bryan Bickell (CHI): goal in 1st period (8 - had 7 career playoff POINTS entering 2013 postseason), also had assist
* Kings: 1st loss at home in 2013 playoffs (8-1); 1st loss at home in ANY game (regular season & playoffs) since March 23 vs Canucks (had won previous 15 home games)
* Slava Voynov (LA): goal in 1st period (6 - matches his regular season goal total
FROM ELIAS: Marian Hossa’s goal 70 seconds into the third period broke a 2-2 tie and sent the Blackhawks on their way to a 3-2 win over the Kings in Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals. Hossa has scored seven goals in this year’s playoffs and a league-high six of them have given his team a lead. (His other tally was a score-tying goal.) Go-ahead goals in the playoffs have been the norm in Hossa’s career, with 22 of his 43 postseason goals having put his team in the lead. Hossa’s percentage of go-ahead goals in the playoffs (51.2%) is the highest among active players with 40 or more postseason goals and the fourth-highest in NHL history (using the same minimum). The top three players in that regard are Stephane Richer (54.7%), Dale Hunter (52.4%) and Mike Modano (51.7%).

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