It could have been worse for Wednesday’s losers

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Don’t blame the Arizona Coyotes and Pittsburgh Penguins if they feel a little lucky, even though both teams were on the losing end of their games on Wednesday.

Things could change if each player feels worse in the morning, but at the moment, it seems like Oliver Ekman-Larsson and Matt Murray both avoided injuries.

Look at some of the day’s headlines and you’ll see teams suffering some brutal, possibly season-influencing injuries. The Coyotes lost to one of those teams as the Johnny Gaudreau-less Flames beat them 2-1 in overtime.

(The Penguins, meanwhile, got creamed by the Washington Capitals by a score of 7-1.)

Here’s that scary moment for “OEL.”

Yikes. Ekman-Larsson ended up returning to Wednesday’s game, so it at least appears as though the Coyotes can breathe a sigh of relief.

The Penguins are doing the same as Murray said that he feels “fine” after a mishap where Evgeni Malkin caught him with an errant high-stick. You can read more about that here, but check footage of that below:

So, yes, the Penguins and Coyotes fell short on Wednesday. Pittsburgh, in particular, took a beating.

They don’t need to scroll through too many headlines around PHT to note that it could be much, much worse.

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