NHL Scores: Sabres end Pittsburgh's streak

Justin K. Aller

Pittsburgh's incredible run ended at last.

After winning every single one of the 15 games they played in March, the Pittsburgh Penguins had their winning streak snapped in their first game in the month of April. The team that did it? The Buffalo Sabres, Eastern Conference basement-dwellers. The Penguins struggled to find their offense in the absence of Sidney Crosby, and eventually fell 4-1 in the contest.

Elsewhere in the NHL on a magical trade deadline eve, the Islanders vaulted into a playoff spot with a big win, Alexander Ovechkin played like his old self again, and the Coyotes edged the Kings in a Pacific division match-up. Read on for the details on the major events of the night.

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:

Senators 2, Bruins 3

Jets 2, Islanders 5

Capitals 5, Hurricanes 3

Sabres 4, Penguins 1

Panthers 3, Lightning 2 (SO)

Avalanche 1, Predators 3

Kings 1, Coyotes 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 New York Islanders gain control of the eight seed in the Eastern Conference?

They did it with a dominant 5-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets. They finished the night tied for seventh and two points ahead of the New York Rangers, though the Rangers have two games in hand.

2. Will any marquee players be A.) scratched before game-time or B.) removed from the contest mid-game?

Carolina defenseman Jamie McBain, who the team recently announced could be available prior to the deadline, was a healthy scratch.

3. How will Marc-Andre Bergeron fare in his Carolina Hurricanes debut?

The power-play specialist Bergeron recorded an assist on Jiri Tlusty's power-play goal in the first period.

4. Will the Pittsburgh Penguins extend their 15-game winning streak?

The incredible run came to an end as the Penguins fell to the mighty decent actually not very good at all Buffalo Sabres. Maybe that Sidney Crosby guy who got hurt was kind of important to the Penguins?

5. Will the game between the Los Angeles Kings and Phoenix Coyotes be as heated as their previous meetings?

Each team took three minor penalties, but for the most part this was a tamer game than the previous ones. Maybe all the hate has burned itself out?

Impact Moment

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

The Boston Bruins lost leading scorer Patrice Bergeron on the same day they acquired Jaromir Jagr. At least one of those two things has to have an impact on the team, right?

Stat of the Night

A big night for Jiri Tlusty, who had a hat trick for the Hurricanes:

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