Hossa scratched for Game 3

The Chicago Blackhawks suffered a key loss moments before a scoreless first period of Game 3 of the Stanley Cup finals when Marian Hossa was scratched from the lineup after being hit by a puck during warm-ups on Monday night.

Hossa was tied for the team lead with 15 playoff points and was third on the Blackhawks with 17 goals during the regular season. The right wing also has three game-winning goals in this year’s playoffs.

Ben Smith, who played just one game this regular season and none in the playoffs, replaced him in the lineup.