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in the Crease
Pierre McGuire
January 27, 2003
Unlike in his first four NHL seasons, during which most of his goals (he averaged 27 per year) came off the cycle down low, the Senators' Marian Hossa has scored off the rush more often this year. Thanks to a rigorous conditioning program, Hossa, who through Sunday was on pace to finish with 53 goals, has added speed to his game, something that had been missing since he tore his anterior cruciate ligament as a rookie in 1998-99....
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January 27, 2003

In The Crease

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Unlike in his first four NHL seasons, during which most of his goals (he averaged 27 per year) came off the cycle down low, the Senators' Marian Hossa has scored off the rush more often this year. Thanks to a rigorous conditioning program, Hossa, who through Sunday was on pace to finish with 53 goals, has added speed to his game, something that had been missing since he tore his anterior cruciate ligament as a rookie in 1998-99....

The slumping Bruins, who were 4-14-1-0 in their last 19 games through Sunday, have lost their focus. In a 3-1 loss to the Thrashers last week, Boston took three too-many-men-on-the-ice penalties in one period, the first time that had happened to any team in more than a year.

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