NHL Scores: Penguins come from behind to win 12th straight

Vincent Pugliese

The Penguins won again, to the surprise of no one.

The Flyers led by a score of 1-0 for most of their game against Pittsburgh, but costly penalties gave the Penguins a five-on-three powerplay, and Sidney Crosby (who else?) scored to tie the game. The Penguins then won it in overtime on a remarkable shot from Tyler Kennedy, who chose a very good time to score his fifth goal of the year. Pittsburgh remained on top of the Eastern Conference and moved to just a single point behind the league-leading Chicago Blackhawks.

Elsewhere in the NHL, the Islanders shutout the Panthers, the Capitals and the Rangers finished things in a shootout, and the Ducks suffered a last-minute meltdown against the Red Wings.

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:

Panthers 0, Islanders 3

Capitals 3, Rangers 2 (SO)

Flyers 1, Penguins 2 (OT)

Lightning 2, Jets 3

Canucks 3, Avalanche 2

Blues 2, Flames 3

Red Wings 2, Ducks 1

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 New York Islanders survive a last-gasp attempt to save the season?

Evgeni Nabokov made 26 saves to get the shutout as the Islanders beat the Florida Panthers and moved within a point of the final playoff spot in the East. It's crowded territory there though, so the Islanders will need to start winning against some good teams to stay in the hunt.

2. What about Philly? Can the Flyers somehow climb back into this race?

Philadelphia lost again, which is becoming the rule rather than the exception these days. The Flyers got a point by taking their game to overtime, but the Rangers and Capitals playing a three-point game was just about the worst thing that could have happened for the Flyers.

3. Will the Pittsburgh Penguins ever lose a game again?

No, they won't. That's 12 in a row for Pittsburgh.

4. Will Evgeni Malkin return triumphantly on Sunday?

Malkin isn't back just yet, but it isn't like the Penguins have been awful without him. Take your time, buddy.

5. How will the Tampa Bay Lightning respond after Guy Boucher's firing?

Meh. They didn't look that different on the ice as they fell 3-2 to the Winnipeg Jets.

Impact Moment

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

The Colorado Avalanche aren't going to make the playoffs, and if the injury to Paul Stastny proves to be serious they just might realize that before the trade deadline.

Stat of the Night

Breaking news: the Penguins are good.

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