Originally posted on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 3/20/13
Matt Niskanen's goal and a key penalty kill kept the Pittsburgh Penguins' winning streak going. Niskanen scored the go-ahead goal in the third period, Sidney Crosby had two assists and the Pittsburgh Penguins extended their winning streak to 10 games with a 2-1 victory over the Washington Capitals on Tuesday. Goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury made 28 saves in his NHL-leading 16th win of the season. Crosby picked up his league-leading 36th and 37th assists for the Penguins, who were without reigning MVP Evgeni Malkin (shoulder) for the sixth game in a row. The Penguins were also without defenseman Kris Letang (lower body injury). ''Obviously it's an important time in the game and I thought the penalty kill did an amazing job of stepping up to the challenge,'' Niskanen said. ''We created a lot of energy and some momentum from that. You could feel the crowd getting into it and we were able to go out on a rush there and finish and get the game-winner.'' The winning streak is the longes...
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