NHL Scores: Malkin ties it late for Penguins and Crosby beats Islanders in shootout in jam packed night of action

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Feb 11, 2021; Uniondale, New York, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Bryan Rust (17) celebrates his goal with Pittsburgh Penguins left wing Jake Guentzel (59) and Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) during the first period between the New York Islanders and the Pittsburgh Penguins at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports

Originally fourteen games were on the slate for last night, but four were postponed due to COVID. The ten games played were full of great action and amazing goals.

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NHL Scores: Penguins and Jackets win thrillers

The tilt of the night had to be the Penguins (6-5-1) 4-3 shootout win over the Islanders (5-4-3). For Mathew Barzal’s highlight reel goal (must see in video below), to Evgeni Malkin tying it with 18 seconds on the clock it was truly a thriller.

Sidney Crosby decided the contest with the only goal in the shootout and Penguins coach Mike Sullivan was relieved afterwards. “It’s a huge goal for us,” he said. “I think we needed a win for our confidence. I love how our guys dug in down the stretch.”

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Feb 6, 2021; Uniondale, New York, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin (71) celebrates his goal against the New York Islanders with teammates during the second period at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Another exciting game saw the Blue Jackets (7-5-3) storm back against the Blackhawks (6-5-4) down four for a 6-5 win. Jack Roslovic scored twice for John Tortorella’s charges and now has four goals on the year.

“You don’t ever really want to let in five goals, but if you let in five you’ve got to score six, I guess,” the Ohio native said. “It’s good, it’s good for the confidence of our group.” 

NHL Scores: Canadiens lose second straight, Pierre-Luc Dubois still looking for a point

The Oilers (9-7) shutout the Canadiens (8-4-2) in Montreal 3-0 with solid goaltending from Mike Smith. It’s the first time the Habs have lost two in a row all season.

In Winnipeg, the Jets (8-4-1) picked up a 5-1 win over the Senators (2-12-1), but Pierre-Luc Dubois is still searching for a point. Connor Hellebuyck was stellar in net with 41 stops but the Jets are going to want to their new star get going soon.

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Feb 11, 2021; Winnipeg, Manitoba, CAN; Ottawa Senators left wing Nick Paul (13) chases down Winnipeg Jets left wing Pierre-Luc Dubois (13) in the second period at Bell MTS Place. Mandatory Credit: James Carey Lauder-USA TODAY Sports

The remaining action saw the Hurricanes (8-3) knock off the Stars (5-3-3) 5-3 with some balanced scoring. Tampa’s captain Steven Stamkos did not play and the Lightning (9-2-1) fell to the Panthers (8-1-2) 5-2. He is considered day to day with a lower-body injury.

Marc-Andre Fleury of the Knights (8-2-1) has entered his name into the “Save of the Year” category with this gem of a stop in a 1-0 loss to the Ducks (6-6-3).

Here’s the remaining games:

  • Predators (6-8) top Red Wings (3-10-2) 3-2
  • Flames (7-5-1) beat the Canucks (6-11) 3-1
  • Kings (4-6-3) crush the Sharks (5-6-1) 6-2

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