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Penguins defeat Columbus 4-3

The Pittsburgh Penguins potted three unanswered goals en route to a 4-3 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Pittsburgh Penguins defeat Detroit 4-3

Pittsburgh Penguins defeat Detroit 4-3

Jussi Jokinen scored the lone goal in the shootout to lead the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 4-3 victory over the Detroit Red Wings.
NHL: Philadelphia 4, Pittsburgh 3

NHL: Philadelphia 4, Pittsburgh 3

The Penguins may be missing four regulars, but they're still leading the Metropolitan Division by a healthy margin.

NHL: Pittsburgh 2, Washington 0

Jussi Jokinen and Sidney Crosby scored and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat Washington 2-0 on Tuesday for their eighth straight win over the Capitals, a record in the series.

Niskanen, Penguins down Predators

Matt Niskanen scored the winning goal in the third period as the Pittsburgh Penguins skated to a 3-1 win over the Nashville Predators on Tuesday.

NHL: Florida 5, Pittsburgh 1

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Drew Shore scored twice Monday and the Florida Panthers whipped Pittsburgh 5-1 to snap the Penguins' 13-game home winning streak.

NHL: Pittsburgh 4, Washington 3

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Third-period goals from Jussi Jokinen and Olli Maatta Wednesday rallied Pittsburgh to a 4-3 victory over Washington.

NHL: Pittsburgh 2, Calgary 1

CALGARY, Alberta, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Marc-Andre Fleury took a shutout into the third period Saturday and the Pittsburgh Penguins held on for a 2-1 victory over Calgary.

NHL: Pittsburgh 6, Winnipeg 5

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Matt Niskanen rifled home a slap shot for the go-ahead goal in the third period Sunday, rallying Pittsburgh over Winnipeg 6-5 for a 12th straight home win.

NHL: New Jersey 2, Pittsburgh 1

NEWARK, N.J., Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Adam Henrique had a goal and an assist Tuesday in helping the New Jersey Devils to a 2-1 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins.

NHL: Pittsburgh 5, Minnesota 2

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Chris Kunitz completed a Pittsburgh offensive outburst during the first half of the contest Thursday and the Penguins went on to dispose of Minnesota 5-2.

NHL: Pittsburgh 5, Tampa Bay 4

TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Matt Niskanen broke a tie with 18.6 seconds left and Sidney Crosby netted a hat trick Saturday, carrying the Pittsburgh Penguins over Tampa Bay 5-4.

NHL: Pittsburgh 2, Washington 1

PITTSBURGH, March 19 (UPI) -- Matt Niskanen's goal in the third period Tuesday boosted the Pittsburgh Penguins to their 10th straight win, 2-1 over Washington.

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NHL: Pittsburgh 3, Florida 1

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Third-period goals by Matt Niskanen and Dustin Jeffrey Friday lifted Pittsburgh to a 3-1 decision over Florida.
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Matthew Norman Niskanen (born December 6, 1986 in Virginia, Minnesota) is an American professional ice hockey defenseman. He was drafted by the Dallas Stars in the first round, 28th overall, in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. His roots are in Finland and all his great-grandparents are Finnish, but he does not speak Finnish himself.

Niskanen attended the University of Minnesota Duluth. In 2005–06, his freshman season on the Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs hockey team, he recorded 14 points in 38 games. Before that, Niskanen played for the Virginia/Mountain Iron-Buhl boy's hockey team and helped bring the Blue Devils to their first state high school tournament appearance. During 2006–2007, his sophomore season on the Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs hockey team, he recorded nine goals, twenty-two assists in thirty-nine games.

Niskanen was named to the 2006–2007 All WCHA first team, and the All WCHA academic team.

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