The game ended with Olli Maatta holding the puck. Fitting because this game belonged to him.
And, oh, yeah — the Pens won again, this time beating the surprisingly scummy Wild, 5-2. Goals from Dupuis, Niskanen, Sutter, Kunitz, and Maatta paced the Pens. Zatkoff with his sixth straight win.
OUR THREE STARS
3. The standing O for Matt Cooke.
The Pens honored Matt Cooke. Goosebump city. Say what you will, Cooke was a huge success in Pittsburgh. Can't say the Pens miss him, but we appreciated his time here.
2. Sidney Crosby.
Two casual assists; no biggie. He's too good.
1. Olli Maatta
This was Maatta's statment game in the NHL. He had three points and an awesome penalty-shot goal. It isn't just the points; it is his game. He's 19, and he has been the Pens' best D-man the last few games. Could be watching something special here.