NHL: 5 stories from Thursday night – CBC.ca

Vancouver prevailed in the lone all-Canadian matchup of Thursday night, Marian Hossa and Evgeni Malkin reached milestones and the New Jersey Devils halted their shootout drought.

Here are the best stories:

Canucks down Habs in OT thriller

The Vancouver Canucks needed extra time but finally figured out how to stop Montreal on home ice. Henrik Sedin set up brother Daniel for the winning goal on a power play at 2:45 of overtime to lead the Canucks to a 3-2 victory, their first win in the past four meetings at Rogers Arena. Nick Bonino and Brad Richardson staked Vancouver to a 2-0 advantage that held up until the Canadiens evened matters on goals from Alex Galchenyuk and Max Pacioretty in the final eight minutes of regulation. Ryan Miller made 23 saves for his seventh win of the season. The Canucks improved to 7-3-0 with their third straight win while Montreal fell to 8-3-0.

Hossa reaches milestone vs. Sens

It’s rare for a visiting player to bring Ottawa Senators fans out of their seats. Then again, it was a rare feat by former Senators winger Marian Hossa, who recorded his 1,000th point in his 1,100th game, a 5-4 shootout win by the Chicago Blackhawks. Hossa had a goal and assist in regulation and watched Patrick Sharp score in the shootout to help Chicago (6-3-1) improve to 2-2-0 on the road. Jonathan Toews added a pair of goals and rookie goalie Scott Darling made 28 saves as he continues to shine in the absence of starter Corey Crawford. Clarke MacArthur had one of Ottawa’s goals, his team-leading fifth, and shares the team lead in points (eight) with Erik Karlsson.

Devils end shootout drought

The New Jersey Devils have hardly scared the opposition …read more

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