NHL scores: Crosby leads Penguins to 20th win


Pittsburgh became the league's second team to reach 20 wins.

The league's leading scorer and favorite to win the Hart Trophy Sidney Crosby scored two assists to help the Penguins beat the Maple Leafs and join the Chicago Blackhawks in the 20-wins club. Elsewhere in the NHL on a busy Thursday night, the Blues had a shutout, the Predators gave up seven, and the Sharks actually scored some goals. Read on for details about these and other shocking developments!

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:

Panthers 1, Bruins 4

Penguins 3, Maple Leafs 1

Capitals 3, Hurricanes 2

Blackhawks 2, Blue Jackets 1 (SO)

Islanders 2, Lightning 0

Rangers 1, Jets 3

Coyotes 0, Blues 3

Avalanche 3, Wild 5

Ducks 2, Stars 1 (SO)

Predators 4, Canucks 7

Kings 3, Sharks 4

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 Columbus Blue Jackets extend their point streak against the Chicago Blackhawks?

The Blackhawks won the game in a shootout, but strong play all night from Columbus goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky helped keep the Blue Jackets' point streak alive. Columbus has points in nine straight games, a franchise record.

2. Will the Anaheim Ducks and/or Pittsburgh Penguins record their 20th victory of the season on Thursday night?

The Ducks prevailed in a shootout to record their 20th win by the slimmest of margins. The Penguins got their 20th against the Maple Leafs, and it was also their 7th win in a row.

3. How will the addition of John-Michael Liles alter the Toronto Maple Leafs' defensive play?

The Maple Leafs didn't play a bad defensive game against the Penguins, and ultimately out-shot them twenty-nine to twenty-eight, but they still lost 3-1.

4. How will Alex Steen fare in his return to the St. Louis Blues lineup?

Steen made a HUGE impact, scoring a goal and adding two assists in the Blues' shutout win over the Coyotes.

5. Will Brent Burns continue playing forward for the San Jose Sharks?

He did, and he scored his second goal in as many games playing in his new position. Burns seemed to find chemistry playing with Logan Couture, and added an assist later in the game as the Sharks beat the Kings 4-3. Maybe this little experiment isn't so crazy after all.

Impact Moment

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

The Panthers lost 4-1 against the Bruins, but Florida's lone goal from Shawn Matthias was impressive enough to get people talking.

Stat of the Night


Sergei Bobrovsky has stopped 39 of 40 tonight. That's 200 of 208 in his last seven games, a .962 save percentage.

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