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  1. Video: Pens, Sens trade shorthanded goals

    May 23, 2013, 12:50 AM EDT

    OTTAWA, CANADA - MAY 22: Pascal Dupuis #9 and Evgeni Malkin #71 of the Pittsburgh Penguins celebrate a second period goal scored by Chris Kunitz #14 (not shown) against the Ottawa Senators in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs, at Scotiabank Place, on May 22, 2013 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images)

    They rank first and second in shorthanded goals in the 2013 playoffs.

  2. Video: Kyle Okposo cuts Matt Niskanen in fight

    May 3, 2013, 8:54 PM EDT

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    He wasn’t happy with a hit on Matt Moulson.

  3. Official: Stars fire GM Joe Nieuwendyk

    Apr 28, 2013, 11:17 AM EDT

    Joe Nieuwendyk

    Jim Nill will likely take over for him.

  4. Official: Penguins acquire Stars captain Morrow

    Mar 24, 2013, 5:50 PM EDT

    Brenden Morrow

    Pittsburgh acquires a piece for their Stanley Cup run.

  5. Watch: Penguins’ Niskanen delivers clean, hard body check

    Feb 22, 2013, 10:50 PM EDT

    Florida Panthers v Pittsburgh Penguins

    Pittsburgh blue liner also gets the winner against Florida.

  6. Penguins get Letang, Niskanen back vs. Senators

    Feb 13, 2013, 7:07 PM EDT

    letangtoughnightgetty

    Pittsburgh’s defense gets a boost on Wednesday.

  7. Stars make Goligoski, their highest-paid defenseman, a healthy scratch

    Feb 6, 2013, 2:57 PM EDT

    Dallas Stars v Los Angeles Kings

    He leads the team in time on ice this season.

  8. Pittsburgh’s Niskanen out 2-4 weeks (ankle)

    Jan 29, 2013, 6:01 PM EDT

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    Matt Niskanen

    He was hurt sliding into the boards against Ottawa on Sunday.

  9. Brad Marchand says Jeff Skinner “slew-foots all the time”

    Jan 29, 2013, 1:52 PM EDT

    Jeff Skinner

    Hey, if anybody’s qualified to identify cheap shots…

  10. NHL on NBCSN: Can Crosby continue his dominance of the Islanders?

    Jan 29, 2013, 7:57 AM EDT

    Source: Jim McIsaac/Getty Images North America

    The Pittsburgh Penguins will host the New York Islanders at 7:30 p.m. ET tonight.

  11. NHL on NBC: Penguins, Flyers renew acquaintances

    Jan 19, 2013, 12:25 AM EDT

    Sidney Crosby, Claude Giroux

    Keystone state rivalry headlines opening day.

  12. Offseason Report: Pittsburgh Penguins

    Jul 25, 2012, 9:45 AM EDT

    Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin

    There weren’t many departures, but there’s still holes to fill.

  13. Penguins re-sign Matt Niskanen to two-year, $4.6 million deal

    Jun 30, 2012, 12:47 PM EDT

    Matt Niskanen

    He was set to be a restricted free agent this summer.

  14. Are Philly’s playoff goaltending problems back? Did they ever really leave?

    Apr 19, 2012, 11:10 AM EDT

    Bob Bryz 2

    The netminding numbers are even worse than a year ago.

  15. Penguins get scoring from almost everywhere in rout

    Apr 18, 2012, 10:47 PM EDT

    kunitzgetty

    It wasn’t just about Crosby and Malkin.

  16. Laviolette on Crosby-Giroux fight: “I loved it”

    Apr 15, 2012, 7:36 PM EDT

    Peter Laviolette

    First period scrap between stars drew raves from Flyers head coach.

  17. Penguins lineup changes: Niskanen returns, Park in for Vitale

    Apr 15, 2012, 3:03 PM EDT

    Matt Niskanen

    Pittsburgh hopes these changes are difference makers.

  18. Tale of the Tape: Penguins vs Flyers

    Apr 15, 2012, 2:23 AM EDT

    PITTSBURGH, PA - APRIL 13: Sidney Crosby #87 of the Pittsburgh Penguins (not pictured) scores past Ilya Bryzgalov #30 of the Philadelphia Flyers in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Consol Energy Center on April 13, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

    Philly has taken a 2-0 series lead.

  19. Series at a glance: Pittsburgh-Philadelphia playoff preview

    Apr 8, 2012, 8:12 PM EDT

    PHILADELPHIA, PA - MARCH 18: Jaromir Jagr #68 of the Philadelphia Flyers battles in the corner with Zbynek Michalek #4 of the Pittsburgh Penguins on March 18, 2012 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Flyers went on to defeat the Penguins 3-2 in overtime. (Photo by Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images)

    Scott Hartnell says it will be a “bloodbath.”

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