Marian Hossa, overtime hero - again and again and again

He’s third out of all active players when it comes to OT goals.

I’ve done my fair share as of late of talking about just how many goals Marian Hossa has been scoring. And why not? He now has 12 in 24 games, leading all of the Chicago Blackhawks. He’s one away from matching last season’s total, and that’s in 40 fewer games.

Yep, the 37-year-old Hossa is a pretty good one.

So... how about yet another overtime winner? You know, again?

Via the Elias Sports Bureau:

The 37-year-old Hossa (he turns 38 on January 12) is the first player in NHL history to score three overtime goals in one season at age 37 or older.

Which gets a little more meaningful when you consider:

Hossa's career total of 15 regular-season overtime goals ranks him third among active NHL players, behind Jaromir Jagr (19) and Alex Ovechkin (18).

Ovechkin is his own force of goalscoring nature; he’s only 31, whatever, he just defies everything. But then, the fact that Jagr - another age-defying force of nature - hasn’t been able to score overtime goals as often has Hossa in his older years makes Hossa’s tallies a little more special, doesn’t it?

Hossa may not catch up with Ovechkin, assuming the Russian continues to go as he does - but what are the bets he catches up to Jagr? It’s certainly within the realm of possibility.