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The Friday Five: Go-ahead Hossa

by Leah Hendrickson / Chicago Blackhawks

Each week, the Blackhawks Blog will give you five stats you need to know about the Blackhawks this season.

1. Twenty-two of Marian Hossa’s 43 career playoff tallies (51.2%) have been go-ahead goals.

No. 81’s game-winning goal in the third period of Game 4 was his seventh goal of the postseason. Hossa has seven points (3G, 4A) in his last seven games.

2. After his first two-point night of the postseason, Bryan Bickell now shares the team lead and second in the NHL with a career-high eight postseason goals.

Bickell shares third on the club with 11 points (8G, 3A) through 16 games and has seven points (5G, 2A) in his last seven games.

3. Niklas Hjalmarsson registered two assists on Thursday night in Los Angeles for his first multi-point game of the playoffs.

The blueliner has five assists through 16 postseason contests.

4. Michal Handzus posted his playoff career-high seventh helper in Game 4 of the Western Conference Final.

Handzus has recorded nine points in the 2013 postseason, including six (2G, 4A) in his last seven outings.

5. Johnny Oduya equaled a playoff career high with his third helper of the playoffs on Hossa’s third-period goal.

Oduya has registered a postseason career-high five points (2G, 3A) in 16 games.

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