NHL Scores: Red Wings suffer monster meltdown against Flames

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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

Red Wings 2, Flames 5

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 Ilya Bryzgalov carry the Philadelphia Flyers to victory?

Uhhh....nope.

Don't talk about his struggles on Twitter, though, or you'll make Flyers fans angry:

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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?

Thanks to a shootout winner from Lars Eller, the Canadiens pulled it off.

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.

Impact Moment

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

Ryan Carter's knee-on-knee hit on Zac Rinaldo only got him two minutes for tripping, and was just the first incident in a game that nearly got out of the control of the officials in the third period.

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.

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