In the Eastern Conference the Penguins were down early in their game against the Washington Capitals, but a strong defensive game and solid penalty killing helped give them their 10th victory in a row. Sidney Crosby contributed two assists on the night, increasing his stranglehold on the league lead in points.
Over in the West the big game of the night was also the night's final contest, as the Los Angeles Kings thoroughly frustrated the Phoenix Coyotes in a game that got physical and a bit ugly in its second half. Phoenix lost despite Shane Doan recording two goals, eleven shots, and thirteen hits.
Read on for all the big news from a busy night in the NHL.
All The NHL Scores
Get caught up on Tuesday's NHL scores with recaps from our network of SB Nation team blogs. Here's a quick glance at the full night of action:
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 Pittsburgh Penguins extend their winning-streak to 10 games?
2. Will the Boston Bruins take over sole possession of first place in the Northeast Division?
Despite having an early lead, the Bruins collapsed late in their game against the Winnipeg Jets, lost the game in regulation, and remained two points back of the Canadiens in the Northeast.
3. Will the New York Rangers jump into eighth place in the Eastern Conference?
Rick Nash scored the game-winner in the second period, and Rangers moved ahead of the New Jersey Devils to claim the eighth spot in the East.
No, the Predators managed to get three past Bobrovsky -- but that wasn't enough to beat the Blue Jackets, who scored four.
No, instead they lost again and set a lousy new franchise record:
The #Coyotes new scoreless franchise record is set at 245:33.— Off the Ice (@OfftheIce620) March 20, 2013
What moment from last night's games will be making headlines in the coming days?
Yet another Ottawa Senators player got injured Tuesday. How many more can they possibly endure while remaining in playoff position?
Stat of the Night
Pittsburgh's Brandon Sutter should probably get that Lady Byng trophy:
As per my conversation w/ @seangentille: Brandon Sutter has played in 30 games and has 4 PIMs, all of which are from using hand to win f/o.— Justin (@jtbourne) March 20, 2013
Post to Post
- The Blue Jackets won again, putting them within a few points of the eighth seed in the West.
- Sidney Crosby called Steven Stamkos "the best natural goal scorer in the league."
- A frustrated recap of the New Jersey Devils loss that dropped them out of a playoff spot.
- Finally, In Praise of Staying the Course and the Vancouver and San Jose models