NHL: Pittsburgh 6, New York Rangers 3

NEW YORK, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Pittsburgh's James Neal logged a pair of goals Sunday and the Penguins won a second straight to start the season, 6-3 over the New York Rangers.

NHL: Pittsburgh 3, Toronto 2

PITTSBURGH, March 7 (UPI) -- The second goal of the game for Pascal Dupuis completed a Pittsburgh comeback Wednesday and gave the Penguins a 3-2 win over Toronto.

NHL: New Jersey 5, Pittsburgh 2

NEWARK, N.J., Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Ilya Kovalchuk continued his recent hot streak with a goal and two assists Sunday in the New Jersey Devils' 5-2 win over Pittsburgh.
Stars obtain Goligoski from Penguins

Stars obtain Goligoski from Penguins

DALLAS, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- The Dallas Stars said Monday they have shipped forward James Neal and defenseman Matt Niskanen to the Pittsburgh Penguins for defenseman Alex Goligoski.

NHL: Dallas 3, Nashville 1

NASHVILLE, March 23 (UPI) -- Kari Lehtonen was tough in nets, stopping 34 of 35 shots and boosting the Dallas Stars to a 3-1 decision over Nashville Tuesday.

NHL: Dallas 4, Minnesota 3

DALLAS, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Tom Wandell, Michael Modano, Loui Eriksson and Matt Niskanen gave Dallas a four-goal lead and the Stars hung on Monday for a 4-3 win over the Minnesota Wild.

NHL: Phoenix 3, Dallas 2

PHOENIX, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- A third-period goal by Radim Vrbata proved to be the game-winner in the Phoenix Coyotes' 3-2 victory over the visiting Dallas Stars Saturday.

NHL: Dallas 4, Minnesota 2

DALLAS, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Brad Richards had a goal and an assist Wednesday, carrying Dallas to a 4-2 win over Minnesota -- the Wild's first regulation loss this season.

NHL: Dallas 4, Phoenix 2

GLENDALE, Ariz., April 4 (UPI) -- Brenden Morrow finished off a three-goal second period Thursday that boosted the Dallas Stars to a 4-2 victory over Phoenix.

NHL: Dallas 6, St. Louis 2

DALLAS, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Antti Miettinen scored his 11th and 12th goals of the season Saturday to help the Dallas Stars pound the St. Louis Blues 6-2.

NHL: Los Angeles 4, Dallas 3 (SO)

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Patrick O'Sullivan's goal in a shootout delivered the Los Angeles Kings a 4-3 win Saturday over the Dallas Stars.

NHL: Dallas 4, San Jose 2

SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Brenden Morrow and Mike Ribeiro both had a goal and an assist Saturday to help the Dallas Stars beat the San Jose Sharks 4-2.

NHL: Dallas 5, Edmonton 4 (OT)

DALLAS, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Brenden Morrow scored late in overtime Monday, securing the Dallas Stars a 5-4 victory over the Edmonton Oilers.

NHL: San Jose 4, Dallas 2

DALLAS, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Devin Setoguchi scored two goals in his NHL debut Monday. lifting the San Jose Sharks to a 4-2 win over the Dallas Stars.
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Matt Niskanen
Dallas Stars goalie Marty Turco (L) makes a stick save as Stars defenseman Matt Niskanen (C) and Colorado Avalanche left wing Wojtek Wolski fight for the rebound during the first period at the Pepsi Center in Denver on March 8, 2008. (UPI Photo/Gary C. Caskey)

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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