NHL Scores: Penguins win 10th in a row, Kings school Coyotes

Justin K. Aller

The Pittsburgh Penguins extended their winning streak to 10 games, and the Los Angeles Kings beat the Phoenix Coyotes in a wild and physical match in the final game of the night.

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:

Rangers 3, Devils 2

Senators 5, Islanders 3

Panthers 4, Hurricanes 1

Predators 3, Blue Jackets 4

Sabres 3, Canadiens 2 (OT)

Capitals 1, Penguins 2

Bruins 1, Jets 3

Blues 2, Canucks 3

Coyotes 2, Kings 3

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 Pittsburgh Penguins extend their winning-streak to 10 games?

Alexander Ovechkin scored the game's first goal, but Pittsburgh got the next two (with two assist for Sidney Crosby) and the Penguins took the game 2-1 to keep their winning streak going.

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.

4. Will Sergei Bobrovsky hold the Nashville Predators to less than three goals?

No, the Predators managed to get three past Bobrovsky -- but that wasn't enough to beat the Blue Jackets, who scored four.

5. Will the Phoenix Coyotes avenge their loss against the Los Angeles Kings on Monday night?

No, instead they lost again and set a lousy new franchise record:

Impact Moment

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:

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