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Third grader answers 9 x 9 math question with ‘Hossa’ … get it? (Picture)

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People in cities across North America are currently suffering from playoff fever with the NHL and NBA playoffs well underway. One third grader from Chicago, who is a die-hard Blackhawks fan, may have it worse than others.

Maggie Ciara, a 9-year-old student at Columbus Manor Elementary School, took a math test that involved multiplication problems on Wednesday and wrote down an answer that confused her teacher. As you can see from the photo above that DNAinfo Chicago passed along, she wrote the word “Hossa” on the line where she was supposed to write what 9 times 9 equals. Get it?

“I thought it would be funny to do it,” Maggie told DNAifno Chicago.

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Marian Hossa stretchered off after Raffi Torres hit, Phoenix announcer calls it a clean play (Video)

At first glance, it may have looked like the hit Raffi Torres threw on Marian Hossa Tuesday night was clean. Watching it on TV during game speed made it tough to judge, but after seeing the replay it’s clear that Torres did a number of illegal things. As you can hear in the call in the video above, former player and current Coyotes analyst Tyson Nash disagrees that the play was dirty.

“That is as clean of a hit as you are going to get,” Nash said after viewing the replay according to CSNChicago.com. “I don’t have a problem with this, he comes in, he explodes through that hit, and hits him with the left shoulder.”

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Marian Hossa Avoids Suspension for Hit

It was a wild finish in Game 5 of the Blackhawks/Predators series on Saturday. Down 4-3 in the final few minutes, Chicago pulled its goalie but lost its man advantage when Marian Hossa was sent to the box for pushing Dan Hamhuis into the boards. The play was reminiscent of Alex Ovechkin’s push of Brian Campbell that LBS writer Erin Redmond termed dirty. I didn’t think there was anything wrong with Ovechkin’s hit and the result of Campbell’s play confirms my initial belief — Hossa was called for a five minute major for boarding.

NHL disciplinarian Colin Campbell decided no suspension was necessary for Hossa despite giving Alex Ovechkin a two-game suspension based on the “repeat offender” concept. Going back to the crazy finish in Chicago, Hossa’s penalty took away the Blackhawks’ man advantage when they pulled their goalie. Despite playing five-on-five hockey, Patrick Kane put in a rebound to tie the game at 4 with 13.6 seconds left. Just over four minutes into overtime, Hossa came out of the penalty box and poked a deflected puck into the net for the game-winner making it 3-2 Chicago in the series. Here’s the infamous video of Marian Hossa’s hit on Dan Hamhuis to see for yourself:

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Hawks’ Hossa avoids NHL Suspension [AP/Sporting News]