NHL scores: Islanders win thriller in New York

Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

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:

Islanders 4, Rangers 3 (SO)

Maple Leafs 1, Hurricanes 3

Capitals 4, Lightning 3

Canadiens 1, Panthers 0 (OT)

Coyotes 0, Predators 3

Avalanche 4, Wild 3 (SO)

Five Answers

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 the Capitals build 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.

Impact Moment

What moment from last night's games will be making headlines in the coming days?

Derek Morris's upper-body injury could spell big trouble for the Coyotes, who looked lost defensively without him.

Stat of the Night

Mike Smith is good.


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