Asked if he needs his stars to play like stars and lead the way, coach Joel Quenneville appeared to nod his head in approval but said, "We need everybody."

But their lack of production, specifically from winger Marian Hossa, stands out like 6-8 enforcer John Scott in a group of kids. The Hawks desperately need Hossa, who was gaining Hart Trophy consideration during the All-Star break, to return to form as soon as possible.

"It's not a fun time right now," Hossa said.

Since the All-Star Game, Hossa has no points and a minus-6 rating in six games. Before the break, the scoring chances piled up every game as he propelled whatever line he was on. Now, they're not even there.