Posted January 31, 2012 on AP on Fox

NEWARK, NJ - DECEMBER 30: Evgeni Malkin #71 of the Pittsburgh Penguins looks on during the game against the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center on December 30, 2009 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Thanks in large part to Evgeni Malkin, the Pittsburgh Penguins are doing just fine without Sidney Crosby. The NHL's top scorer looks to re-establish himself after the All-Star break and lead the Penguins to an eighth consecutive win as they host the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday night. Malkin leads the league with 58 points and is a major reason the Penguins (28-17-4) have won seven in a row while outscoring opponents 28-15. The All-Star center has seven goals and four assists during that streak, but was held off the scoresheet before converting his shootout attempt in a 3-2 win at St. Louis last Tuesday. Malkin's stunning play is softening the blow of Crosby's indefinite absence from concussion-like symptoms. The superstar center returned to practice Monday, but coach Dan Bylsma said he was "nowhere" close to being cleared for contact. "That's how seasons go," left wing Chris Kunitz said. "Everybody goes through injuries, highs and lows. I think it builds character in the lock...
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