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A total collapse in the third period cost Detroit a game they probably should have won.
A tie game the Red Wings had dominated all night long turned into a disaster for Detroit after defensive mistakes combined with unsteady goaltending to doom the team in the third period.
Elsewhere in the NHL, the Senators went to a shootout AGAIN and the Flyers failed to show up for a game that was supposedly a "must-win." Read on for all the details from Wednesday night's trio of games.
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:
Senators 3, Canadiens 4 (SO)
Flyers 2, Devils 5
Prior to last night's games, we presented five burning questions regarding the night's action. Here are your cool, soothing answers.
Don't talk about his struggles on Twitter, though, or you'll make Flyers fans angry:
2. Will Sean Couturier end his cold-streak?
Zero goals, zero assists, and a minus two in ten minutes of ice time. Couturier remains cold as ice.
3. Will the Devils continue their domination of the Flyers?
This is a thing that did happen, yes. The Devils scored two powerplay goals and a shorthanded goal against a Flyers team that just looked frustrated and sloppy.
4. Will the Montreal Canadiens extend their winning streak to four games?
5. How will Valtteri Filppula fare in his return on Wednesday night?
Filppula had an eventful return, scoring a powerplay goal in the second period to tie the game at two and then giving the puck away in the third period to give the Flames a goal.
What moment from last night's games will be making headlines in the coming days?
The Flyers and the Devils play each other again on Friday.
Stat of the Night
The goal the Flyers scored in the third period of their loss to the Devils was the team's first even-strength goal in eleven periods of play.
Post to Post
- Recapping yet-another shootout loss for the Ottawa Senators.
- A look back at the complicated saga of Rick DiPietro.
- The rise and fall of the San Jose Sharks.
- Finally, Bobby Ryan tried to win tickets to a Dallas Stars game, but Alex Goligoski said no.
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