Found January 30, 2012 on
Los Angeles Kings
New Jersey Devils
New York Rangers
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. He's first in total points and third in goals. While a lot of players are having great seasons…Giroux, Quick, Lundqvist…Malkin has to pretty much do it on his own.
Vezina - Jonathan Quick
Detractors will argue that seventh place in the West isn't enough to make Quick relevant in this discussion, and that Lundqvist should finally grab his first Vezina. My counterpoint is that the Kings don't score...at all. Yes Henrik's numbers are better, but he also gets more help, offensively and defensively. I'll address that later.
Norris - Shea Weber
Zdeno Chara's power-play number...
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
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.
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...
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.
PITTSBURGH (AP) Evgeni Malkin tied it with 6 seconds left in regulation and then scored the lone shootout goal to lift the
Pittsburgh Penguins to a 5-4 victory over Toronto on Tuesday night.
Picking up right where he left off prior to All-Star weekend, Evgeni Malkin continued his MVP-caliber campaign with a clutch performance out of the break.
Another matchup with the Toronto Maple Leafs doesn't seem likely to slow him down.
Looking to extend their season-best winning streak to nine games, Malkin and the visiting Penguins conclude a home-and-home set with the Maple...
Evgeni Malkin tied it with 6 seconds left in regulation and then scored the lone shootout goal to lift the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 5-4 victory over Toronto on Tuesday night. Malkin's 27th goal capped a furious third-period rally by the Penguins, who trailed by three with 13 minutes to play. The NHL's leading scorer later flipped a wrist shot past Jonas Gustavsson in the...
Evgeni Malkin tied it with 6 seconds left, then scored the lone shoot-out goal to lift the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 5-4 victory over Toronto on Tuesday night.
Evgeni Malkin scores with six seconds left to tie the score, then gets the only goal in shootout.PITTSBURGH — Evgeni Malkin tied it with six seconds left in regulation and then scored the lone shootout goal to lift the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 5-4 victory over Toronto on Tuesday night.
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...
Evgeni Malkin tied it with 6 seconds left in regulation and then scored the lone shootout goal to lift the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 5-4 victory over Toronto on Tuesday night.
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...