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Hossa reaches milestones in Ottawa as Blackhawks beat Senators 5-4 in shootout

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OTTAWA - Marian Hossa had a goal and an assist in the Chicago Blackhawks' 5-4 shooutout win over the Senators on Thursday night in Ottawa, reaching two special milestones in the city he started his career in back in 1997.

Patrick Sharp scored the only goal of the shootout to give the Blackhawks the road victory. Jonathan Toews scored twice for Chicago (6-3-1), while Kris Versteeg added a goal in regulation time. 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), while Craig Anderson made 35 saves.

Hossa's goal at 13:50 of the third period was just his second of the season, but it was also the 1,000th point of his career and it came on a night where he played his 1,100th game in the NHL.

The goal was just one of four in a third-period outburst from the two clubs after they went into the period tied 2-2.

Ryan gave the Senators a 3-2 lead just 30 seconds into the period when he grabbed a loose puck in front of the Blackhawks goal and surprised Darling with a quick shot.

Toews scored his second of the game at 7:31 and then Hossa gave Chicago the lead six minutes later.

The Senators pressured Chicago in its own end until Zibanejad scored not only his first goal of the season, but also collected his first point when he beat Darling through the legs from the slot at 17:52.

Hossa started his career with the Senators, moved on to Atlanta, Pittsburgh and then Detroit before finding his current home in Chicago.

MacArthur scored the only goal of the second period and it tied the game 2-2 just 2:51 into the period.

With the Blackhawks shorthanded as Duncan Keith served time for holding, MacArthur jammed a loose puck through Darling's legs during a goal-mouth scramble.

Both teams had several good scoring chances throughout the rest of the period but both Darling and Anderson elevated their play.

There were also lots of good opportunities in the opening 20 minutes as well, especially from the younger players on the Senators.

Some of those younger players combined to score the first goal as the Senators took a 1-0 lead less than three minutes into the game.

After taking a pass from second-year defenceman Cody Ceci, Stone passed off to rookie Curtis Lazar and then headed to the front of the net where he was able to tip Lazar's shot through the legs of Darling.

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 the game 1-1 when his wrist shot barely crossed the goal line behind Anderson with several bodies in front of the net.

The Blackhawks then took their first lead at 15:36 when Versteeg slipped around Senators defenceman Erik Karlsson in the faceoff circle and then went around a sprawling Anderson before tucking the puck inside the far post.

That goal came moments after Mike Hoffman had a great opportunity to give the Senators the lead.

Notes ??? Senators goaltender Robin Lehner missed Thursday's game as he spent the evening with wife Donya and son Lennox, who was born earlier in the day???Other than Lehner, Colin Greening, Erik Condra and Mark Borowiecki were scratches for the Senators. David Rundblad, Daniel Carcillo and Antti Raanta did dress for the Blackhawks.

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