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The New York Islanders came from behind to win their showdown with the Rangers in a shootout.
The six National Hockey League games you missed while out on a Valentine's date with your significant other featured fights, injuries, and a general lack of scoring - so in other words they had a lot in common with how you spent your evening. Read on to get caught up on all the action from the most romantic night of the year.
All The NHL Scores
Get caught up on last night's NHL scores with recaps from our network of SB Nation team blogs. Here's a quick glance at the full night of action:
Prior to last night's games, we presented five burning questions regarding the night's action. Here are your cool, soothing answers.
1. How will J.T. Miller perform in what might be his last game this season for the Rangers?
Miller didn't do much Thursday night, registering a single shot on goal and finishing a minus one. He also finished with under ten minutes of ice time for the first time in his five games this season. As of yet, the Rangers haven't made a decision regarding what to do with the rookie. If they play him in another game, they burn the first year of his entry level contract.
2. Can thebuild on the momentum of their thrilling comeback Tuesday and start turning things around?
A strong game from goaltender Braden Holtby helped the Capitals endure some sloppy play, and they scored their third victory in a row.
3. Can Ben Scrivens do the job for Toronto?
As one Toronto fan predicted prior to last night's game:
I dunno, it’s Toronto so probably not.
Scrivens gave up three goals on thirty-three shots, though the Maple Leafs only managed to put one past Carolina's Dan Ellis, so they probably would have lost no matter who was playing goal for them.
4. Will the Coyotes complete the road sweep?
Pekka Rinne says NO. Rinne posted his third shutout in twelve games, and the Coyotes dropped the final game of their road trip.
5. Which team is worse tonight: the Wild or the Avalanche?
Both teams looked pretty bad, but in the end Niklas Backstrom was worse than Jean-Sebastian Giguere in the shootout, and the Avalanche triumphed.
What moment from last night's games will be making headlines in the coming days?
Stat of the Night
Mike Smith is good.
Post to Post
- The Islanders' come-from-behind win over the Rangers was exciting hockey.
- Brad Richards had an awful game for the Rangers, and was benched in the third period.
- Both Panthers fans and Canadiens fans seemed pretty bored by their 1-0 game, but at least Canadiens fans got to celebrate a victory.
- Russian Machine Never Breaks with some non-hockey reporting on a meteorite which crashed in Russia.
- Finally, Crazy Kings Valentines from Jewels from the Crown: