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Marian Hossa completes Blackhawks rally

Chicago scores three goals in third period, defeats Canucks in overtime

by Kevin Woodley / Correspondent

VANCOUVER -- Two rookie forwards helped the Chicago Blackhawks rally from three goals down in the third period, and veteran Marian Hossa finished it off in overtime.

Hossa scored on a rush 4:04 into overtime to defeat the Vancouver Canucks 4-3 at Rogers Arena on Saturday, but was more impressed with the rookies who led the comeback.

After Artemi Panarin scored 2:53 into the third period, Vinnie Hinostroza scored his first NHL goal 1:13 later and set up fellow rookie Ryan Hartman for the tying goal with 4:14 left in the period. Hinostroza also had an assist on Hossa's game-winner.

"That was a great goal by our young guys," Hossa said of Hartman's tying goal, which came after a drop pass from Hinostroza off the rush. "This group will find a way to win a losing game. There is so much leadership in this room, never give up. That was a great example."


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As impressed as Hossa was with the rookies, they pointed at the veterans for leading the way.

"Hossa is winning puck battles, he's out skating guys, he's out competing guys," Hartman said. "As young guys, it's really cool to watch and definitely something to learn from."

Video: CHI@VAN: Hossa goes five-hole for the OT game-winner

Chicago captain Jonathan Toews appeared to win the game 31 seconds into the overtime, but the goal was called back after review because the Blackhawks were offside entering the zone. 

Hossa, who hit a post in the third period, finally won it after a wild overtime with breakaway saves at each end, using Canucks defenseman Alexander Edler as a screen and beating goalie Jacob Markstrom low on the blocker side. It was Hossa's 10th goal in the past 12 games and the 81st game-winning goal of his career.

"Hossa continues to do what he's been doing for us all year, scoring huge goals," Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said. "It's a tremendous comeback."

Bo Horvat scored on a shorthanded breakaway with 2:57 left in the second period and Brandon Sutter scored on a 2-on-1 rush 1:24 later to give the Canucks a 3-0 lead. But despite playing on consecutive nights after defeating the Calgary Flames 3-2 on Friday, the Blackhawks outshot Vancouver 17-3 while rallying to tie the game in the third period.

Video: CHI@VAN: Sutter lifts a shot past Darling and scores

"I thought we backed up way too much," Canucks captain Henrik Sedin said. "We gave them room. We gave them time. Their top guys, they can make plays when you give them time."

Loui Eriksson scored and Markstrom made 28 saves for the Canucks (7-10-2), who failed in their bid to win consecutive games for the first time since a four-game streak to start the season.

Scott Darling made 24 saves, including five in overtime, in his second start in the past four weeks for the Blackhawks (13-4-2), who are 10-1-1 in their past 12 games.


Goal of the game

Hinostroza, who said he missed the game in Calgary because of a concussion, toe-dragged around Edler and into the slot for a quick shot, then converted his own rebound. "It takes a bit to get confident as a younger guy," Hinostroza said. "There are so many great players in here that you don't know when you should chip in or what you should say in the locker room. Every day, you get more comfortable on and off the ice."

Video: CHI@VAN: Hinostroza nets first career goal on rebound

Save of the game

Darling lost his glove stretching out to rob Markus Granlund in alone 3:05 into overtime. When the rebound was passed back to Sutter in the slot, Darling didn't have his glove. "You have so much adrenaline in overtime you don't really think about it," said Darling, who stopped Sutter's shot with his blocker. "I am just happy he didn't shoot glove."

Video: CHI@VAN: Darling kicks out pad to deny Eriksson in OT


Unsung moment of the game

Toews appeared to win it on the opening shift of overtime, but the goal was called back for offside. Darling, who was down in the Vancouver end celebrating, reset quickly. "You get that sigh of relief, and all of a sudden it's taken back and that can be a huge momentum swing," he said.

Video: Situation Room: Toews' goal overturned after review


Highlight of the game

Darling robbed Eriksson alone atop the crease 8:26 into the second period, but Eriksson knocked the rebound off the left post, off Darling's leg and along the goal line before the goalie pulled his right leg back in to keep it out.


They said it

"The thrills and excitement of that overtime, I don't know how many A-plus chances there were both ways. It was pretty amazing." -- Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville


"It [stinks]. Usually we're chasing in the third period. To have a 3-0 lead and for us to let it slide like that, you definitely have to take a step back and regroup." -- Canucks center Bo Horvat

Video: CHI@VAN: Horvat capitalizes on turnover with SHG

Need to know

Chicago changed three of four lines with the return of Hinostroza and Tyler Motte from injury and two of three defense pairs with Michal Rozsival playing for the first time in nine games.

What's next

Canucks: At the Arizona Coyotes on Wednesday (10 p.m. ET; FS-A, SNP, NHL.TV)

Blackhawks: At the Edmonton Oilers on Monday (9 p.m. ET; SN, SN1, CSN-CH, NHL.TV)


Video: Blackhawks erase three-goal deficit in OT thriller

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