Olli Maatta (9G-18A-27Pts, +12) and Matt Niskanen are the Penguins top two defensemen right now and the coaching staff is seeing that. Maatta was the star offensively for the Penguins in their 5-3 loss with a 2 goal night but what we’re seeing is Maatta’s responsibilities grow on the penalty kill. Maatta played 24:38 in the game, including 3:22 on the penalty kill, second among Penguins defensemen. Rob Scuderi had the most minutes on the PK vs San Jose with 5:49.
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