Coyotes 3, Blackhawks 2 (OT): An overtime loss to the Coyotes on April 17 in Game 3 of the Western Conference quarterfinals was bad enough, but the Blackhawks also had to endure the sight of one of their top players -- veteran winger Marian Hossa -- being carted off the ice on a stretcher with a severe concussion after a vicious and illegal hit from Raffi Torres. The Coyotes eventually the series -- and Hossa only recently has been cleared medically to resume playing (if and when the NHL lockout ends). Torres was suspended 21 games for the incident and has become Public Enemy No. 1 for Hawks fans.
Scott Strazzante, Chicago Tribune
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