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Marian Hossa scores No. 500, helps Blackhawks to win

Forward reaches milestone against Flyers

by Brian Hedger / Correspondent

Hossa nets 500th career goal

PHI@CHI: Hossa scores PPG for 500th career goal

Marian Hossa backhands one past Michal Neuvirth on the power play, collecting his 500th career goal to give the Blackhawks a 4-0 lead

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CHICAGO -- Artem Anisimov, Patrick Kane and Artemi Panarin combined for 11 points to make sure Marian Hossa's 500th NHL goal didn't come in a Chicago Blackhawks loss.

After blowing a 4-0 lead, Chicago got three straight goals from its second line in the third period to defeat the Philadelphia Flyers 7-4 at United Center on Tuesday.

"Sometimes, it happens in a game," said Anisimov, who had two goals and two assists. "The games go both ways, but it's a good thing. We find a way to score after [losing the lead] and get it done and get the two points for us. That's the most important thing."

After the Blackhawks scored three goals in the first, Hossa made it 4-0 at 5:04 of the second to become the 44th player in NHL history to score at least 500 goals.

Video: PHI@CHI: Read elevates a wrist shot for second goal

Hossa ranks fourth among active players in NHL goals, trailing Florida Panthers right wing Jaromir Jagr (749), Colorado Avalanche right wing Jarome Iginla (612) and Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (526).

"To tell you the truth, it just felt great," Hossa said. "Great reception from the fans and just kind of my career just really quick. It's 500 goals. I'm just glad to be a part of that company and thank all my teammates who I played with."

The Flyers responded with four straight goals of their own, including two by Matt Read and the equalizer by Wayne Simmonds on the power play at 3:49 of the third.

Anisimov, Kane and Panarin took it from there. Anisimov scored at 10:24, Panarin made it 6-4 at 16:03, and Anisimov scored into an empty net with 45 seconds left.

Video: PHI@CHI: Panarin pads early lead with PPG

Kane had a goal and three assists. Panarin had two goals and an assist.

Goalie Michal Neuvirth started for the Flyers and made 12 saves before he was pulled following Hossa's goal. Steve Mason made nine saves on 11 shots.

"We never gave up," Simmonds said. "We've always been a team that's been able to come back. Obviously, that's not the situation you want to be in, but we made a good push. But we turned the puck over a couple too many times."

Corey Crawford made 23 saves for the Blackhawks (2-2-0), who have allowed nine power-play goals in 17 times shorthanded through their first four games.

Video: PHI@CHI: Simmonds scores on his own rebound for tie

Goal of the game

Hossa's goal was a classic effort by the 37-year old. He took a cross-ice pass from Anisimov and went strong to the net. After getting a step on defenseman Andrew MacDonald, Hossa sent a backhand shot between Neuvirth's pads.

"I definitely didn't want to [score] 500 into an empty net," Hossa said. "I'm just glad it happened during the game, and it just feels good. I'm just happy about it."

Video: PHI@CHI: Hossa scores PPG for 500th career goal

Save of the game

Mason kept the Flyers within a goal by making a left-pad save to rob Kane of a goal with 6:07 left in the third period. Kane got a pass all alone in the slot, but Mason stopped his wrist shot while doing the splits.

Video: PHI@CHI: Mason slides back to stone Kane with pad


Unsung moment of the game

The Blackhawks took a 1-0 lead on Kane's goal 56 seconds into the game. Anisimov carried the puck into the Flyers zone and stopped in the slot for a wrist shot. Neuvirth made the save, but Kane scooped the rebound behind the net and tucked it inside the right post.

Video: PHI@CHI: Kane gathers rebound for wraparound goal


Highlight of the game

Anismov's first goal gave the Blackhawks a 5-4 lead. After defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson broke up a pass in the neutral zone, Panarin gathered the puck near the Flyers blue line, gave it to Kane and went low for a return pass. Once he got back the puck, Panarin sent a pass to Anisimov for a tap-in goal.

Video: PHI@CHI: Anisimov puts the Blackhawks back on top


They said it

"It was so exciting. I'm just so happy for him. He scored 500 goals. It's a huge milestone for him, and when I saw the puck cross the line, I was so happy from inside, and I just screamed like a kid, you know." -- Blackhawks center Artem Anisimov on Marian Hossa's 500th goal


"No. We lost. We can't give up seven goals." -- Flyers forward Wayne Simmonds on whether they can take any positives from the four-goal comeback


Need to know

Blackhawks rookie forward Ryan Hartman missed his second game with a lower-body injury but hopes to return at the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday. … Flyers forward Michael Raffl left in the second period with an upper-body injury. … Forward Brayden Schenn and defenseman Radko Gudas each missed the game while serving a suspension. … Philadelphia forward Roman Lyubimov made his NHL debut.

What's next

Flyers: Home against the Anaheim Ducks on Thursday (7 p.m. ET; CSN-PH, PRIME, NHL.TV)

Blackhawks: At the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday (7 p.m. ET; FS-O, CSN-CH, NHL.TV)


Video: Kane, Blackhawks overpower Flyers

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