OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Marian Hossa had a goal and an assist in the Chicago Blackhawks’ 5-4 shootout win over the Ottawa Senators, reaching two milestones in the city in which he started his NHL career back in 1997.
Patrick Sharp scored the only goal of the shootout. Jonathan Toews scored twice for Chicago (6-3-1), and Kris Versteeg added a goal. Scott Darling turned aside 28 shots for the win.
Mark Stone, Clarke MacArthur, Bobby Ryan and Mika Zibanejad had goals for Ottawa (5-2-2). Craig Anderson made 35 saves.
Hossa’s goal at 13:50 of the third period was his second of the season and his 1,000th career point. It came in his 1,100th NHL game.
The goal was one of four in a third-period outburst between the teams that entered the frame tied 2-2.
Ryan gave the Senators a 3-2 lead 30 seconds into the third when he grabbed a loose puck in front of the Blackhawks net and surprised Darling with a quick shot.
Toews scored his second of the game at 7:31, and Hossa gave Chicago the lead six minutes later.
The Senators pressured Chicago until Zibanejad scored his first goal — and recorded his first point — of the season when he beat Darling through the legs from the slot at 17:52.
MacArthur scored the only goal of the second period, making it 2-2 at 2:51.
The Senators took a 1-0 lead just 2:48 into the game.
After taking a pass from second-year defenseman Cody Ceci, Mark Stone passed off to rookie Curtis Lazar and headed to the front of the net where he was able to tip Lazar’s shot through Darling’s legs.
The Senators held that lead until the Blackhawks scored twice in a span of just over four minutes in the second half of the period.
Toews tied it when his wrist shot barely crossed the goal line behind Anderson with several bodies in front.
The Blackhawks took their first lead at 15:36 when Versteeg slipped around defenseman Erik Karlsson in the circle and went around a sprawling Anderson before tucking the puck inside the far post.
NOTES: Senators G Robin Lehner missed the game as he spent the evening with wife Donya and son Lennox, who was born earlier Thursday. The Senators also scratched Colin Greening, Erik Condra and Mark Borowiecki. … David Rundblad, Daniel Carcillo and Antti Raanta sat out for the Blackhawks.
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