NHL scores: Blackhawks battle through injuries, keep streak alive

Jonathan Daniel

The Blackhawks brushed aside the injury bug to beat the Avalanche in heroic fashion.

Wednesday night was rivalry night in the NHL, and the four games on the schedule didn't disappoint. The Battle of Ontario was a wild affair with good fights and ugly fights, the Chicago Blackhawks endured injuries to some of their best players to score a comeback victory, and then the two late games were pretty boring. Read on for all the details!

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:

Senators 4, Maple Leafs 5

Avalanche 2, Blackhawks 3

Sharks 1, Flames 4

Coyotes 0, Ducks 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 Chicago Blackhawks continue their point-streak?

Indeed, even though they lost several of their best players to injuries.

2. Will the Blackhawks extend their winning-streak, too?

Yes, and they did it in dramatic fashion, with two third-period goals to tie the game and take the lead.

3. Will Ryan O'Reilly record his first point of the season on Wednesday night?

O'Reilly recorded an assist on Colorado's first period goal, but he still hasn't scored a goal since returning from his contract dispute with the Avalanche.

4. How will Miikka Kiprusoff fare in his first game in over a month?

He looked sharp when he needed to, and held the Sharks to only one goal...though the way San Jose has been playing lately, that's not saying much.

5. Will the final score of the game between the Anaheim Ducks and Phoenix Coyotes be 5-4?

The third game in a row between the two teams was a bit of a snooze, as the Coyotes looked positively asleep throughout. The Ducks won, 2-0.

Impact Moment

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

Marian Hossa's mysterious upper-body injury made him a late scratch for the Blackhawks. Head coach Joel Quenneville said it was nothing serious, but for a star player with Hossa's injury history, it's a situation worth keeping an eye on -- especially since Patrick Sharp and Andrew Shaw both got hurt during Wednesday night's game.

Stat of the Night

No stat tonight, we're going with a Tweet instead:


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