Monday in the NHL featured a marathon shootout, endless fights and a team that looked like it would never stop scoring. It felt like a really long day of awesome hockey. If you missed out on any action, we've got you covered.
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:
Rangers 2, Hurricanes 1 (SO)
Lightning 4, Flyers 2
Stars 4, Flames 3
Ducks 5, Sharks 3
Wild 3, Canucks 1
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 New York Rangers end their three-game losing streak on Monday night?
They did, but just barely. Derek Stepan finally broke the Rangers' goal drought, but that was all the offensive power New York could muster. But they'll take the two points gladly. The Rangers are now only two points out of a playoff spot in the East with a soft spot in their schedule ahead of them.
The trio didn't make much of an impact on the scoresheet, but they created plenty of chances as the game wore on. Nash had multiple breakaways that he didn't convert on and Brad Richards looked more active and creative with the puck on his stick than he has in a long time. Gaborik still looks like he needs to shake off some rust, or something, but all in all it was a very encouraging night from the Rangers' top line.
Sure did. Not sure the Flyers had much of a chance the way these two teams are trending right now. Tampa Bay was able to do pretty much whatever they wanted offensively, including just walking right in and scoring off simple rushes. Travis Hughes at Broadstreet Hockey says the season is practically over for Philadelphia:
The Flyers are not a playoff team. They're not necessarily a rebuilding team, but they aren't a contender right now either. They'll almost certainly be sellers at the trade deadline, and it's just a matter of when that selling begins and how big the sale gets.
If Snider, Holmgren and Co. haven't come to this conclusion already, they almost certainly will over the next five days. The 2013 season might as well be over. That ball didn't start rolling tonight, but it did roll over the edge.
Nope. The Canucks played a good 40 minutes but floundered in the final 20, surrendering two goals to fall 3-1 to the Wild. The Canucks threw everything they had on net (79 shot attempts, only 36 made it on goal) but didn't have much luck. The Wild secured a big road win and now lead the Northwest.
5. Will Ray Emery still have an undefeated record at night's end?
Once again, Emery won. And once again, he really wasn't tested much at all. He only faced 19 shots on net in a 5-2 win for Chicago. Joel Quenneville seems to know exactly when to start his backup.
What moment from last night's games will be making headlines in the coming days?
I'm just going to leave these here.
As per @TBLightning, Gretzky, Lemieux and Hawerchuk are the only NHL players to score 200 goals at a younger age than Stamkos.— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) March 18, 2013
Peter Bondra led the NHL in goals during the '95 48-gm season with 34. Steven Stamkos has 21 g in 29 GP.— Sean Leahy (@Sean_Leahy) March 18, 2013
Post to Post
- The Dallas Stars got an important win.
- The parallel worlds of Jarome Iginla and Brenden Morrow.
- Raw Charge recaps a solid Lightning win.
- NHL teams are lining up for this huge NCAA defenseman.
- Finally, Rich Nash's shootout goal was sweet: