Marian Hossa scored the game-winning goal in overtime Monday night, lifting the Chicago Blackhawks to a 3-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings.
Hossa was a Red Wing for the 2008-09 season before moving on to Chicago as a free agent.
Hossa took a feed from Patrick Kane and blasted a shot from the inside edge of the left faceoff circle past Joey MacDonald to give the ‘Hawks the win 51 seconds into overtime. The goal came with the Blackhawks skating on a four-on-three.
Chicago had opened the game’s scoring just 2:54 into the first period, when Troy Brouwer held the puck in at the Detroit blue line and sent it down low to an undefended Jonathan Toews for a wrister past MacDonald.
After Todd Bertuzzi was ejected for elbowing Ryan Johnson in the head and Hossa was sent off for slashing, Nicklas Lidstrom fired a shot from just inside the blue line to tie the game up at 7:36, while the teams skated four aside.
Brent Seabrook put the Blackhawks back in front with 6:42 left in the period, taking a cross-crease pass from Kane and banging the puck into the open side of the net on a Chicago power play.
Detroit finished the night one-for-four on the power play while Chicago went two-for-five.
MacDonald made 38 saves on 41 shots in the Red Wings’ crease. Crawford stopped 33 of the 35 chances he faced.
Johan Franzen returned to the Detroit lineup after missing four games with a groin injury… Drew Miller and Jakub Kindl were the Red Wings’ healthy scratches… Thomas McCollum backed up MacDonald with both Jimmy Howard and Chris Osgood injured.