CHICAGO -- At one point in Marian Hossa's career, he had played for five NHL organizations in six seasons.
He finally found Stanley Cup Playoffs salvation with the Chicago Blackhawks in 2010, and the Windy City has become his North American home. Though he has settled in with this city and this organization, Hossa is probably going to need to have a chat with one of his neighbors.
Right Wing - CHI
GOALS: 7 | ASST: 8 | PTS: 15
SOG: 58 | +/-: 8
Hossa played 34:18 Wednesday night in Game 1 of the 2013 Stanley Cup Final, a 4-3 triple-overtime victory against the Boston Bruins, and arrived at his home early Thursday morning only to receive an earlier-than-expected wakeup call.
"To tell you the truth, [I] fell asleep around 3 [a.m.]. Woke up early -- I think my neighbor decided he [was] going to drill in the morning," Hossa said Thursday at United Center. "That was unpleasant. You know, hopefully [he] is going to get his message for next time, he won't drill. [I] feel a little tired today. We are lucky, like [Brent Seabrook] said, we got [an] extra day, you know, to recharge the batteries and get back on Game 2."
For a player whose career was once defined by his critics for playoff disappointments, Hossa has crafted his own individual dynasty. This is the fourth time in six seasons the native of Slovakia has played in the Stanley Cup Final.