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Rapid reaction: Hawks 3, Blues 2

How it happened: The hottest players in the NHL did it again. With the Hawks down two goals in the third period, Marian Hossa scored twice in two shifts to tie the game and Patrick Sharp put in his third-straight game-winning goal in a 3-2 overtime win.

Hossa’s first came on the power play, but his second will be played on all the highlight shows. During a scramble in front of the Blues’ net with under five minutes to play and the Hawks down a goal, Hossa put the puck through his legs with his back to the goal. It got by goaltender Jaroslav Halak as the United Center erupted.

What it means: Hossa’s seven goals in seven games this season lead the league. Tomas Kopecky extended a career-high point streak to five games, assisting on Hossa’s second goal.

Fight night: The Hawks and Blues usually have several scrums and some fights when they play each other. There was only one throwdown in this game, as Bryan Bickell and David Backes fought early in the first period to what amounted to a draw.

What’s next: The Hawks conclude their three game mini-homestand on Wednesday when they take on the Vancouver Canucks. The Hawks have eliminated Vancouver from each of the last two postseasons. The Canucks have a new look on defense and a new captain, Henrik Sedin.