NHL Recaps: Evgeni Malkin scores in 1000th game to spoil Marian Hossa night in Chicago, and more

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Nov 20, 2022; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Former Chicago Blackhawks Marian Hossa (left) and his family as his jersey is retired during a ceremony before the the game between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Pittsburgh Penguins at United Center. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

NHL Recaps:  November 20, 2022

There were only two games on Sunday as the Columbus Blue Jackets gave home fans a show with a big win over the Florida Panthers.

However, the feature match was in Chicago where the Blackhawks celebrated Marian Hossa’s career by retiring his Number 81 to the rafters.

“It’s incredibly humbling to have my 81 forever hung here with such greats,” Hossa said to Hawks fans. “Thank you Chicago!”

NHL Recaps: Malkin spoils Marian Hossa night

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Nov 20, 2022; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin (71) celebrates his goal against the Chicago during the second period at United Center. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

Sidney Crosby had a goal and three assists and Evgeni Malkin scored in his 1,000th career game as the visiting Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the skidding Chicago Blackhawks 5-3 on Sunday night.

Penguins goaltender Casey DeSmith stopped 25 shots to win for the third time in his past four starts and send the Blackhawks to their fourth straight loss. Chicago has lost six of seven overall.

Richard Rakell had a goal and assist and Kris Letang had two assists each for Pittsburgh, which sealed the outcome on a Jeff Carter empty-net goal with 16 seconds to go.

Malkin, who scored in his first NHL game on Oct. 18, 2006, extended his point streak to seven games early in the second period. Positioned in front of the crease, Malkin converted a Ryan Poehling pass from behind the net.

“Great memories for me and my family,” Malkin said. “Emotional night. I hope I stay here all my life. Amazing team. Amazing organization. I hope this will be a special year for me. You don’t play a game like this, maybe one or two in your life. Lots of emotion, lots of thinking. I was only thinking the whole game we needed to win.”

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Blue Jackets 5 vs Panthers 3

Captain Boone Jenner scored two goals and Daniil Tarasov made 46 saves to fuel the host Columbus Blue Jackets to a 5-3 victory over the Florida Panthers on Sunday.

Johnny Gaudreau collected a goal and two assists, Sean Kuraly had a short-handed goal and Yegor Chinakhov also tallied as the Blue Jackets improved to 4-1-1 in their last six games. The victory came in Brad Larsen’s 100th game as head coach of Columbus.

“Huge goal,” Gaudreau said via NHL.com. “You could see our confidence go straight through the roof there. We were playing in their zone even with the lead.”

Defenseman Aaron Ekblad, Matthew Tkachuk and Colin White each scored a goal and defenseman Gustav Forsling notched two assists for the Panthers, who have dropped three in a row (0-2-1).

Two-time Vezina Trophy recipient Sergei Bobrovsky made 18 saves to fall to 8-2-1 in 11 career encounters against his former team.

–Field Level Media