By Allan Muir
The Blackhawks will have to steal one on the road without their top offensive player. Marian Hossa is out for Game 3.
The dazzling winger, Chicago’s most consistent threat throughout the playoffs, took his reps during the pre-game skate, but he was not on the roster just turned in by coach Joel Quenneville. Hossa apparently tweaked something while taking a shot during warmups.
Ben Smith will skate in his place.
The Hawks won’t have any information on Hossa’s condition until Joel Quenneville speaks after the game.