NHL Scores: Panthers beat Penguins in shooting gallery

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Goaltending was optional in a wild contest between Florida and Pittsburgh.

Tuesday night's NHL action saw the Florida Panthers beat the Pittsburgh Penguins in a wild, wide-open, whatever you call the opposite of a goalie duel. Neither team will be happy with how its defense or goaltender played, but the Panthers came away with two points in the end.

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:

Jets 4, Rangers 3

Hurricanes 0, Capitals 3

Stars 5, Blue Jackets 4 (OT)

Bruins 4, Islanders 1

Sabres 2, Lightning 1

Penguins 4, Panthers 6

Flames 1, Wild 2 (OT)

Coyotes 4, Canucks 2

Avalanche 2, Sharks 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 Alexander Semin's return to Washington go?

The former Capital was greeted with an enthusiastic mix of boos and cheers throughout Tuesday night's game. He had four shots on net and a quality chance on a breakaway, but he and the Hurricanes were held scoreless.

2. Will the Boston Bruins extend their winning streak to four games?

The Bruins played a strong game and beat the Islanders 4-1.

3. Will John Tavares extend his point streak?

Tavares had four shots on goal, but finished Tuesday night pointless and a minus three.

4. Will the New York Rangers end their three-game winless streak?

The Winnipeg Jets hung on as the Rangers pressed late in the third period, and New York suffered its fourth straight loss.

5. Can the Calgary Flames win their third straight?

They got a point as they game went to overtime, but Minnesota's Zach Parise won the game and stopped Calgary's tiny winning streak.

Impact Moment

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

Charlie Coyle's bump against Matt Stajan might be suspension-worthy, but the blatant dive on the play clouds the issue.

Stat of the Night

The Washington Capitals had 40 shots on goal in their victory over the Hurricanes. Alex Ovechkin had zero of those shots. He wasn't held without a shot in any game last season.

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