After torrid start to season, Hossa hasn’t scored a goal in more than a month.
As he battles through his own down stretch after brilliant start, Crawford adjusts to slimmed-down goalie pads that will become mandatory next month
St. Petersburg natives Andrew Aksyonov and Yulia Mikhaylova have become close friends with the Blackhawks star.
All five Hawks goals come from their bottom-six in ragged, but entertaining, victory over lowly Avalanche.
Blackhawks winger has 10 points in his last six games, and is back over a point per game.
With Patrick Kane line carrying the offense, Blackhawks in search of balanced scoring.
Hawks are reluctant to make a big splash, but might have no choice if they want to make another Cup run.