If there's one lasting image of the Blackhawks' first-round playoff series against the Phoenix Coyotes, it may be star winger Marian Hossa getting carted off the United Center ice on a stretcher because of a dirty shoulder-to-head hit by Raffi Torres in Game 2.

Coach Joel Quenneville called it the ''turning point'' of the series.

''I always look back at a series and if there's a defining situation that you could say, 'That was a turning point,'?'' Quenneville said after the Hawks were eliminated with a 4-0 loss Monday in Game 6. ''I thought that was probably one.''

Hossa's loss was tough to compensate for over the last three games, but it's even tougher considering how bad he's been doing. Hossa (suspected concussion) visited the United Center on Monday.

''He hasn't felt very well at all,'' Quenneville said. ''It was his first day out of the house. He's not doing a lot. We saw him [Monday]. Hopefully he progresses.''