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NAHL alum wins first NHL start

March 16, 2009

Peter Mannino played two seasons in the NAHL with the Pittsburgh Forge. PHOTO/NEW YORK ISLANDERS/GETTY IMAGES

New York Islanders goaltender Peter Mannino, who played two seasons in the NAHL, won his first NHL start after making 40 saves in a 4-2 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on March 15.

Mannino, from Farmington Hills, Mich., played for the NAHL’s defunct Pittsburgh Forge from 2001-03.  He played four years at the University of Denver before beginning his professional career this season. 

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