Isles Kyle Okposo turning point fight v Penguins Matt Niskanen last night.
Fired up? Matt Moulson.
And the game winner from Mr. Okposo.
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The New York Islanders fought back from a 3-1 deficit to defeat the favored Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 2 of their first-round playoff series, but it might have been one punch that set the comeback in motion.
With one overwhelming overhand right from Kyle Okposo to Matt Niskanen, the Islanders took matter into their own hands and forced the top-seeded Penguins to take them seriously...
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...
The Pens resigned Defenseman Matt Niskanen to a two-year, $4.3 million deal. He had 4 goals and 17 assists last season in 75 games. He will be one of our main penalty killers now that Michalek is in Phoenix.
Defenseman Matt Niskanen has re-signed with the Pittsburgh Penguins, the team announced Saturday. Niskanen, 25, who was set to become a free agent Sunday, received a two-year contract worth $2.3 million a year, the team said. The 6-foot-9 Niskanen was coming off his first full season with the Penguins, scoring four goals and assisting on 17 others. He finished with a plus-9 rating...
The Pittsburgh Penguins and defenseman Matt Niskanen have agreed to two-year, $4.3 million deal that will keep him with the team until 2014.
The 25-year-old Niskanen had four goals and 17 assists in 75 games last season with Pittsburgh and had a plus-nine rating. Niskanen joined the Penguins in 2010-11 in the same trade that brought forward James Neal to the team.
Via AP on Fox
June 30, 2012
Niskanen gets 4.6 million over two years:
With Matt Niskanen re-signing, #NHL #Penguins have $12.2M in cap space with 19 players already under contract. capgeek.com/charts.php?Tea…
— CapGeek (@capgeek) June 30, 2012
Very good money and terms in our opinion. We don't remember a player going from whipping boy to completely solid so quickly like Niskanen did.
Ray Shero offered restricted free agent Matt Niskanen a one year, $1.75 million qualifying offer last night. Niskanen laughed. Apparently he feels he did enough for the Penguins this year to warrant some kind of raise over his $1.75 mil salary he made last year. Can you blame him?
Pens have officially offered Niskanen a qualifying offer of one year, $1.75 million. Was turned down...
The Penguins announced today that James Neal, Steve Sullivan and Matt Niskanen won’t be playing due to injuries against the Rangers tonight. All three are expected to be ready for the playoffs.
Per #Pens Coach Dan Bylsma: Niskanen upper-body, Neal lower-body, Sullivan lower-body injuries. All will be ready for playoffs, not tonight
— Pittsburgh Penguins (@pghpenguins) April...
In the off-season we were already counting Matt Niskanen out of the Penguins lineup.
We started calling him Matt Riskanen.
And jesus were we wrong.
Niskanen has honestly been one of the most surprising Penguin players this season.
A look at Niskanen's strong season stats after readmore.