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Penguins Down Minnesota 5-2 - Match Report

Penguins Down Minnesota 5-2 - Match Report

The Penguins beat Minnesota 5-2 on Thursday, earning a victory backstopped by Jeff Zatkoff's 24 saves.

Pittsburgh won as a -120 favorite, while Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Pittsburgh got goals from Pascal Dupuis, Chris Kunitz, Matt Niskanen, Brandon Sutter, and Olli Maatta in the victory. Dupuis opened the scoring at 0:49 of the first period.

Jeff Zatkoff turned in a 24-save effort for the Penguins.

Dany Heatley and Jason Pominville scored for the Wild, finding the net behind Jeff Zatkoff.

Minnesota got a 31-stop effort from Niklas Backstrom in the loss.

On the power play, Pittsburgh went 1-for-4, while the Wild were 0-for-5 with the man advantage.

Minnesota lost the shots on goal battle to Pittsburgh by a margin of 36-26.

Pittsburgh looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Flames. The Wild will aim to get back on the winning track at New York.