Marian Hossa sat in the penalty box “sweating bullets” for five minutes before he found the puck and scored the game-winning goal in overtime for the Blackhawks in Game 5 in the 2010 first-round playoff series against the Predators.
Hossa scored 4:07 into overtime after Patrick Kane’s shorthanded goal had tied the game with 13.6 seconds remaining in regulation as Chicago rallied for a 5-4 win to take a 3-2 series lead.
The Blackhawks ability to kill another Predators power play gave Hossa a sense of relief after he shoved Dan Hamhuis from behind into the boards for a major penalty.
“I feel shame,” Hossa said as he broke down the final minutes of the game from his home in Trencin, Slovakia. “I’m sweating bullets for five minutes. But good things happen. Patrick Kane scoring with 13 seconds left in the game, we pull the goalie and he tied the game up. It’s 4-4, we go to dressing room and I’m sitting quite in the corner of the dressing room and I’m hoping we can kill another four minutes of my penalties.
“PK did an excellent job and I’m jumping. We kill the penalties and I’m jumping onto the ice. Here’s Bolland in the corner, and Dave Bolland did an excellent job passing to Brent Sopel. You can see me there in the corner coming from the penalty box [to be] in front of the net. The puck is coming to me and what I’ll have to do is just put it into the net. One of the most amazing feeling in my career. I still got the chills.”
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