In the city where his career began 16 years ago, Marian Hossa collected his 1000th NHL point Thursday night.
Hossa gave the Blackhawks a brief 4-3 lead in the third period of Chicago’s 5-4 shootout victory in Ottawa.
Hossa became the 80th player in league history to reach the 1,000 point plateau.
The lead was short lived as Mika Zibanejad scored for Ottawa to force overtime.
“Yeah, things happen like that. Some things you can’t control,” Hossa told CSNChicago.com of the crazy finish. “But the good thing is we won the hockey game. My teammates helped get my 1,000th point. It’s great and I’m happy.”
Jonathan Toews scored twice in regulation and Kris Versteeg had the other Blackhawks goal.
Mark Stone opened the scoring for Ottawa while Clarke MacArthur and Bobby Ryan had the others for the Sens.
Patrick Sharp netted the shootout winner in the third round.
“It’s like you guys wrote the playbook for the game with ‘Hoss’ coming out and getting his first assist early and then scoring 1,000th point against the team that drafted him,” Sharp joked post-game. “But he played great tonight. We’re very happy we could be a part of this in a small way.”
According to CSNChicago.com’s Tracey Myers, Antti Raanta or Scott Darling could be sent to Rockford as soon as tomorrow.