NHL Scores: Penguins keep on winning, Maple Leafs top Hurricanes

Vincent Pugliese

The Penguins didn't need Jarome Iginla to keep their winning streak alive, and Toronto enjoyed a thrilling victory over the Hurricanes.

To open a busy night of NHL action on Thursday, the Pittsburgh Penguins steamrolled the Winnipeg Jets to extend their winning streak to 14 games. The Penguins did it without the recently-added Jarome Iginla in their lineup, and looked scary-good all night long. There are no sure things in hockey, so we can't say for SURE that the Penguins will win the Stanley Cup, but WOW. They're playing incredible hockey right now. No team, including the Chicago Blackhawks during their impressive streak to open the season, has been better than the Penguins this year -- and now they're going to add Jarome Iginla.

Elsewhere in the NHL, the Maple Leafs won a thriller against the Hurricanes thanks to heroic performances from some of their stars, the plucky Senators shut out the struggling Rangers, and the Coyotes and Predators had one of the craziest first periods in history. Read on for all the details from Thursday night's action.

All The NHL Scores

Get caught up on Thursday's NHL scores with recaps from our network of SB Nation team blogs. Here's a quick glance at the full night of action:

Jets 0, Penguins 4

Hurricanes 3, Maple Leafs 6

Islanders 4, Flyers 3 (SO)

Rangers 0, Senators 3

Sabres 4, Panthers 5 (SO)

Kings 4, Blues 2

Coyotes 7, Predators 4

Blue Jackets 4, Oilers 6

Avalanche 1, Canucks 4

Red Wings 0, Sharks 2

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 13-game winning streak?

PENGUINS SMASH. They didn't have Jarome Iginla in the lineup yet, but they did get Evgeni Malkin back. He's pretty good, I guess. Malkin had a goal, Sidney Crosby had two assists, Tomas Vokoun recorded his 50th career shutout as the Penguins crushed the Jets 4-0 to win their 14th game in a row.

2. Will the New York Islanders pick up where the New York Rangers left off against the Philadelphia Flyers?

The Flyers were up 2-0 on the Islanders at the end of the first period, but couldn't hold on to the lead. Philadelphia eventually lost in a shootout, and the bad times continue for the Flyers.

3. Will Joffrey Lupul continue his point streak?

Lupul had a goal and an assist in Toronto's 6-3 victory over the Hurricanes. His goal was an incredible end-to-end game-winner. He now has seven goals in his last five games.

4. Will the Phoenix Coyotes end their seven-game winless streak?

They scored the first five goals of the game in a wild first period, and eventually won the game 7-4. That's one way to end a losing streak.

5. Will the Los Angeles Kings sweep the season series against the St. Louis Blues?

The Kings won 4-2 after scoring the game-winner with less than two minutes to go in the game. The Kings own the Blues, and they own them hard.

Impact Moment

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

Though he returned to the game, Chris Neil suffering a nasty cut from a skate will hopefully get people talking about those magic cut-proof socks again.

Stat of the Night

Tomas Vokoun became the 26th goalie in league history to reach the fifty shutout mark.

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