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Marian Hossa scores 500th NHL goal in Blackhawks win

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by NHL Public Relations @NHL /

Chicago Blackhawks forward Marian Hossa became the 44th NHL player to reach the 500-goal plateau when he scored a second-period power-play goal against the Philadelphia Flyers. Hossa is the fourth active player to reach the milestone, behind Jaromir Jagr (749), Jarome Iginla (612) and Alex Ovechkin (526).

* Hossa also is within reach of two other career milestones. He is seven assists shy of 600 and seven points from 1,100.

* ICYMI: A breakdown of Hossa's 500 career goals by franchise opponent.

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



Home Team in Caps

NEW JERSEY 2, Anaheim 1

San Jose 3, NY ISLANDERS 2

WASHINGTON 3, Colorado 0

MONTREAL 4, Pittsburgh 0

OTTAWA 7, Arizona 4

TAMPA BAY 4, Florida 3 (SO)

Dallas 2, NASHVILLE 1

MINNESOTA 6, Los Angeles 3

CHICAGO 7, Philadelphia 4

CALGARY 4, Buffalo 3 (OT)

EDMONTON 3, Carolina 2

VANCOUVER 2, St. Louis 1 (OT)



Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin (1-1-2) and Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane (1-3-4), the League's top two goal-scorers last season, each scored their first goal of 2016-17. Ovechkin led NHL with 50 goals, capturing the Rocket Richard Trophy for the sixth time in his career and fourth consecutive season. Kane, last season's Hart Trophy winner, reached NHL career highs in goals (46), assists (60) and points (106) in 2015-16 en route to becoming the first United States-born NHL player to lead the League in scoring.



The Vancouver Canucks, Tampa Bay Lightning and Calgary Flames came away with wins Tuesday in games that featured extra time.

* Bo Horvat scored the tying goal with 2:55 remaining in regulation and captain Henrik Sedin finished a nifty passing play to give the Canucks an overtime victory and a 3-0-0 record to start the season. The Canucks are the first NHL team to win their first three games of a season while never leading in regulation in any of those games, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

* In Tampa Bay, captain Steven Stamkos scored a tying goal with six seconds remaining in the third period and Brayden Point scored the deciding goal in the sixth round of the shootout to push the Lightning to a 3-0-0 record, joining the Canucks as the only teams without a loss of any kind this season.

* Sean Monahan scored his sixth NHL overtime goal, in his 241st game, to lift the Flames to their first win of the season. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the 22-year-old center tied Jarome Iginla (six in 1,219 games) for the most regular-season overtime goals in Flames history.

Video: BUF@CGY: Monahan wins game with point-blank wrister



The Ottawa Senators and Minnesota Wild each spread the offense around to secure wins:

* Seven players -- Erik Karlsson (1-1-2), Kyle Turris (1-1-2), Tom Pyatt (1-1-2), Chris Kelly (1-1-2), Mark Stone (1-1-2), Zack Smith (1-0-1) and Bobby Ryan (1-0-1) - hit the score sheet for the Senators in their defeat of the Arizona Coyotes. Via Elias, the Senators last had seven goal scorers in a single game almost exactly one year ago, Oct. 14, 2015 in a 7-3 win at the Columbus Blue Jackets.

* The Wild had six players -- Erik Haula (1-1-2), Jason Pominville (1-1-2), Charlie Coyle (1-0-1), Mikko Koivu (1-0-1), Teemu Pulkkinen (1-0-1) and Jared Spurgeon (1-0-1) -- score in their defeat of the Los Angeles Kings. Elias adds the last time the Wild had six goal scorers was Feb. 21 in a 6-1 win against the Blackhawks at the 2016 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.



Taylor Hall scored both New Jersey Devils goals in their home opener, a 2-1 victory. … Al Montoya made 36 saves becoming the fifth Montreal Canadiens goaltender in the expansion era (since 1967-68) with a shutout in the team's home opener and the second to do so in as many years; Carey Price made 25 saves in 3-0 win against the New York Rangers on Oct. 15, 2015. … San Jose Sharks goaltender Aaron Dell made 20 saves and got the win in his NHL debut. … Coyotes forward Dylan Strome, the third pick of the 2015 NHL Draft, got his first NHL point in his NHL debut. … The Lightning recognized former captain Vincent Lecavalier in a pregame ceremony. … Matt Hewitt, a goaltender at the University of British Columbia, signed a contract with the Canucks to serve as the emergency backup to Jacob Markstrom. … Forwards Anthony Beauvillier of the New York Islanders, Anton Slepyshev of the Edmonton Oilers and the Flames' Matthew Tkachuk, and defenseman Michael Matheson of the Florida Panthers all scored their first NHL goal. … Capitals goaltender Phillip Grubauer made 18 saves earned his first NHL shutout on a night when teammate Braden Holtby was honored during a pregame ceremony in recognition of his 2015-16 season, which saw him win the Vezina Trophy and tie Martin Brodeur's single-season record of 48 wins. … A mask used by Holtby during the World Cup of Hockey 2016, featuring images of Gord Downie, lead singer of The Tragically Hip, raised more than $27,000 in an online auction.

Video: Montoya shuts out Penguins, Desharnais nets two 



All Times Eastern

Detroit @ NY Rangers, 8 p.m., NBCSN, TVAS, NHL.TV

Toronto @ Winnipeg, 8 p.m., SN, NHL.TV



Two members of the Original Six face off on NBCSN's "Wednesday Night Rivalry" when the Detroit Red Wings (1-2-0) visit the New York Rangers (2-1-0). Both teams are coming off wins Monday. The Rangers had seven players score, including rookie Jimmy Vesey's first NHL goal, in a 7-4 defeat of the Sharks. The Red Wings, who were hosting their final home opener at Joe Louis Arena, rode a hat trick from defenseman Mike Green to a 5-1 win against the Senators.



The top two picks from the 2016 NHL Draft will go head-to-head for the first time at the NHL level when Auston Matthews and the Toronto Maple Leafs visit Patrik Laine and the Winnipeg Jets. Matthews, who was selected No. 1, became the first player in the modern era (1943-44) to score four goals in his NHL debut. Laine, the No. 2 pick, also scored in his NHL debut and has one goal and one assist through his first three games.

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