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OTTAWA – A big smile spread across Evgeni Malkin’s face when asked how it felt to beat his teammates James Neal and Kris Letang in the 2012 NHL All-Star Game. “Oh, yeah, it feels awesome,” Malkin said. .roundedc...

NHL Second Half Preview: What to expect from the Penguins

Now that I have my mostly unbiased NHL talk out of the way, I can dive into what we can expect from the Pittsburgh Penguins.  Things have improved on the injury front but several key pieces are still on the shelf for an extended period time.  Luckily Evgeni Malkin and company have come to the rescue and at least for the moment, saved the Penguins from sinking into despair. Before...

Malkin's Star Shines Bright

Penguins Evgeni Malkin is the lowest profiled high profile player in the NHL. Despite all his talents and accomplishments, Malkin is often overlooked by the media and fans (not Pens fans though). But Malkin was the center of attention during t...

Gab to go with Malkin's game

Evgeni Malkin was offered a Russian translator and the famous Ottawa doughy treat known as Beaver Tail on Friday afternoon.

NHL All-Star Game: More glitter on Malkin's horizon

At the 2008 NHL All-Star Game in Atlanta, Evgeni Malkin could not be persuaded to speak to reporters after picking up a couple of assists -- not by local media members he knew, not by Penguins staff members, not even by then-teammate and friend Sergei Gonchar. What a difference over the weekend at the 2012 confluence of star power.

Claude Giroux and Evgeni Malkin – A Study of MVP Candidate Contrasts

Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images By Charlie O’Connor (@THG_Charlie) Evgeni Malkin and Claude Giroux. One-two in the scoring race; one-two in the race for the Hart Trophy at the all-star break. With all due respect to other worthy candidates such as Pavel Datsyuk, Jonathan Toews and Henrik Lundqvist, Malkin and Giroux remain a cut above their competition. The two Atlantic...

6 Penguins in One Writers NHL Top 100

ESPN’s John Buccigross, one of the only ESPN folks that I actually like (probably because he likes hockey), came out with a list of the NHL’s top 100 this last week, and he showed some of our Pens some love.  Five Penguins showed up on the writer’s list with all 6 being 75 or better, 3 in the top 12 and 2 of the top 3 overall.  I didn’t run an overall tally of how many...

Maple Leafs-Penguins Preview

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...

Streaking Penguins surging into second half

The Pittsburgh Penguins milled quietly about their dressing room deep inside Consol Energy Center on Monday, slowly getting back to work following a welcomed few days off for the All-Star break. As the players chatted about their current seven-game winning streak, the spectacular play of center Evgeni Malkin and the prospects of catching the New York Rangers for the Eastern Conference...

Pens represent well at NHL All-Star Game

Center Evgeni Malkin recorded a goal and an assist, and his team, captained by Boston's Zdeno Chara, bested the squad captained by Ottawa's Daniel Alfredsson.

Mid-Season Awards

Since I passed on watching the All-Star festivities (I elected to attend a party and go skiing instead), I thought I would contribute to the plethora of opinions as to whom takes home first-half hardware. Hart - Evgeni Malkin To me this is simple. He has kept his team relevant in the playoff race while the best player in the world in unable to play due to concussion issues...

Mid-Season Vaca

While Evgeni Malkin, James Neal, and Kris Letang represented the Penguins at the 2012 All-Star weekend from Jan. 26-29 in Ottawa, the rest of the team had a five-day vacation. The first instinct would be to go somewhere warm- and many of the P...
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