Hossa was injured during warmups, according to the Blackhawks. However, coach Joel Qunneville said after the game that was not the case. Hossa is tied with Patrick Sharp for the team lead with 15 points in 19 games. He has seven goals and eight assists.
Smith is making his first appearance in the Stanley Cup Playoffs since 2011, when he scored three goals in seven games in the Western Conference Quarterfinals against the Vancouver Canucks. He scored one goal in the only game he played in for the Blackhawks during the regular season.