Originally written on The Pensblog  |  Last updated 11/13/14

NEW YORK - JANUARY 25: Matt Cooke #24 of the Pittsburgh Penguins skates against the New York Rangers on January 25, 2010 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Penguins defeated the Rangers 4-2. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
Matt Cooke's 4 minutes were killed. CONSOL Energy Center was on fire. And then there was Crosby was leading a 2-on-2 rush with a fresh Cooke. The crowd was still standing from cheering the PK effort, and they knew something was coming. Sid dished the puck to Cooke and drove to the net. Matt Cooke was passing to some mystery entity until the ROOT camera finally panned out, and it was Matt Niskanen coralling the puck inside the blue line and crusing down the slot.   And Niskanen nailed it. Just ******* nailed it.   Lange's call of the Niskanen goal:   The Pens refuse to lose at this point. They've given up six goals in six games.  Six.  The goaltending was outstanding, and the defense was stout once again.   But it is more than that. It's more than a clutch third-period goal or that it came against the Caps. The Pens got a game-tying goal from Paul Martin and of course the game-winner from Niskanen. When is the last time something like...
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