NHL scores: Flyers hold off wild Penguins comeback

Justin K. Aller

Rivalry Wednesday made for some great hockey.

It was a short schedule for the NHL on Wednesday, but the two rivalry games made up for it with some really exciting hockey. Let's get to all of the action you may have missed on Wednesday.

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:

Flyers 6, Penguins 5

Kings 3, Flames 1

Avalanche 1, Blues 0 (OT)

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. Will the Philadelphia Flyers' special teams play improve against the Pittsburgh Penguins?

Not really. The Penguins did a good job on the kill against Philadelphia (1-6 on the man advantage) and while the Flyers played all right on the kill themselves, they took far too many penalties in the third and just gassed themselves into giving up a score.

2. How will Tomas Vokoun perform in his first game in the Flyers-Penguins rivalry?

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3. Will we see any fireworks between/from Claude Giroux and Sidney Crosby?

No fights between the two, but the two stars got involved on offense. Giroux registered two assists and Crosby had one, though the Penguins' captain was a -3 on the night. They both stepped out of the spotlight while their teammates carried the weight.

4. Can the St. Louis Blues rebound on the tail end of a back-to-back?

St. Louis played pretty well considering they were stranded in Vancouver for 15 hours. They heavily outshot the Avalanche, 33-20, but couldn't get anything past Semyon Varlamov, who was busy standing on his head all game. They might've lost but kudos to the Blues for showing up when nobody would've blamed them if they didn't.

5. How will Joey MacDonald fare in his home debut?

He faced a pretty consistent onslaught from the Kings in the 3-1 loss, but overall Joey Mac was pretty impressive. It's not his fault he has to play for the Flames.

Impact Moment

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

Another night, another headshot. This time it was Mark Olver on Vladimir Tarasenko.


Quote of the Night

Danny Briere responded to Tanner Glass calling him the dirtiest player in the league by admitting he doesn't know who Tanner Glass is. "I might have played once against him in Winnipeg. Maybe we have our history in PlayStation. That's probably where he remembers me from. That's about the only place I played against him."

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