Marian Hossa RW CHI 2 Months

Marian Hossa had a minus-two rating in Chicago's 5-2 loss to Los Angeles in Game 4.

Chicago is now down 3-1 in the Western Conference Final. Hossa has been great in the playoffs with two goals and 14 points in 16 contests, but the Kings have held him to just one assist over the last three contests. Hossa isn't the only one they've neutralized over the span of their three-game winning streak, but he is nevertheless one of the big ones that Chicago needs to step up.

Marian Hossa RW CHI 2 Months

Marian Hossa recorded an assist in Chicago's 4-3 defeat Saturday night.

Hossa has two goals and 14 points in 15 playoff contests. His 12 assists is good for second place in the NHL.

Marian Hossa RW CHI 2 Months

Marian Hossa has been quietly putting together another impressive showing the playoffs.

Hossa has two goals and 13 points in 13 postseason games. He's looking to advance to the Stanley Cup Final for the fifth time in seven years. "Yeah, at his age, he's still a dominant player," Kings coach Darryl Sutter said of Hossa. "I think pretty much when he's healthy, you can see it, he's a dominant player in the game, still. Plays the whole game, in terms of the whole package, in terms of the three zones, both sides of the puck. He's been a very effective player, great player for a long time. You look at the teams he's played on, too, why they've had success, he's a big part of it."

Marian Hossa RW CHI 2 Months

Marian Hossa has two goals on 47 shots during the 2014 playoffs.

He ranks fourth in the league in shots during the postseason and he isn't worried about his lack of success in the goal department. "I don't worry about [goals] too much," Hossa said. "As long as I play my game, good things will happen. If I score or somebody else scores, as long as we win, that's what counts." Even though his chances haven't resulted in goals, he still has picked up nine assists and 11 points in 12 playoff contests.

Marian Hossa RW CHI 3 Months

Marian Hossa collected three assists in Game 2 versus Minnesota on Sunday afternoon.

Hossa has racked up six points in two contests against the Wild in Chicago's second-round series so far. He contributed a goal and an assist in the first round versus the St. Louis Blues, but it was only a matter of time before he broke out.

Marian Hossa RW CHI 3 Months

Marian Hossa had a goal and two assists Friday in the Blackhawks win over Minnesota.

It was Hossa's second goal in the playoffs and he now has five points in seven games after getting 16 points in 22 games last year when the Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup.

Marian Hossa RW CHI 3 Months

Marian Hossa finally scored his first goal of the playoffs in the Blackhawks' 3-2 victory over St. Louis on Friday night.

Hossa had just one assist in the previous three games this post-season, compared to 16 points in 22 playoff games last year. Hossa has seen a variety of linemates so far as Coach Joel Quenville continues to shuffle his lines midgame.

Marian Hossa RW CHI 3 Months

While the recognition he does get usually is for his offensive contributions - he reached the 30-goal plateau for the eighth time in his career - it's Marian Hossa's work without the puck that makes him such an elite player, even at 35.

Hossa led the league in takeaways for much of the season, but missing 10 games with injuries and family matters dropped him to fifth overall. But in 72 games, he had 75 takeaways - the highest average per game among league leaders. There's no question Hossa is one of the best - if not the best - two-way players in the world. But he won't likely win the Frank J. Selke Trophy, awarded annually to the league's top defensive forward, because it traditionally goes to a center. Hossa is a right winger. The likely Selke winner this year will be Boston's Patrice Bergeron. "It seems like only the centers get mentioned a lot," Chicago coach Joel Quenneville said. "But Hossa, two-way, is as good as any player in the league. Start getting him in that category. You have my support."

Marian Hossa RW CHI 3 Months

Marian Hossa scored his 30th goal of the season on Saturday.

Hossa netted the goal midway through the first period and only logged 4:30 minutes as a result. "I said, 'Well, if you do score early I'm going to pull you,'" Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville explained. "And that's what happened." It was the Blackhawks' last game of the season and their playoff position had already been decided, so making sure none of their top players got injured was their main concern.

Marian Hossa RW CHI 4 Months

Marian Hossa potted the game-tying goal with 47.7 seconds remaining in the third period in Wednesday's overtime win over Montreal.

He is one goal away from 30 on the season with two games left to play. Hossa also assisted on Patrick Sharp's winning tally in the extra session to give him 59 points in 70 games.