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Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta (3) shoots and scores on a penalty shot against Minnesota Wild goalie Niklas Backstrom (32) during the third period at the CONSOL Energy Center. The Pittsburgh Penguins won 5-2. Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Rookie's penalty shot seals Penguins' win over Wild

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By John Perrotto, The Sports Xchange

Minnesota 2  Pittsburgh 5

PITTSBURGH -- Olli Maatta is 19 years old and looks closer to 12.


No wonder the Pittsburgh Penguins rookie's knees were shaking as he prepared to take the first penalty shot of his fledgling NHL career.

"I was nervous," Maatta said.

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