Posted January 24, 2012 on AP on Fox
Evgeni Malkin and the Pittsburgh Penguins are gaining confidence and victories. The All-Star break may be the only thing that can slow them. Malkin attempts to extend the longest goal-scoring streak of his career and help the Penguins earn a seventh straight win Tuesday night when they visit the St. Louis Blues. The league leader with 58 points, Malkin will be one of two Penguins representatives at Sunday's All-Star game in Ottawa, joining defenseman Kris Letang. Malkin is proving capable of carrying the Penguins (27-17-4) without superstar center Sidney Crosby, who is sidelined indefinitely due to a concussion. Malkin has nine goals and four assists during Pittsburgh's six-game winning streak, the team's longest since running off 12 in a row Nov. 17-Dec. 11, 2010. Malkin has scored in every game of the current streak, the longest goal-scoring run of his six-year career. "I have great confidence now, you know?" he said. "You win six games, I think eve...

Pens make it 6 in a row, thanks to Malkin

And in a not surprising ending, Evgeni Malkin scores the game winner just 1 minute and 31 seconds into overtime.  Malkin and Neal were again the force to be reckoned with.   Neal and Malkin could not compliment each other any more, Malkin had 2 assists on Neal’s 2 goals and Neal had the assist on Malkin’s overtime goal.  Kris Letang scored the first goal for the Penguins on...

Penguins' Malkin scores in sixth straight game

All-Star Evgeni Malkin scored 1:31 into overtime to cap a three-point effort as the Pittsburgh Penguins won their sixth straight game with a 4-3 victory over the Washington Captials on Sunday afternoon. The red-hot Malkin scored in his sixth consecutive game, giving him nine tallies in that span and 26 on the season. The winning goal also gave Malkin a league-leading 58 points...

Malkin's mastery produces another win for Penguins

Penguins star Evgeni Malkin delivered an overtime goal to lift the Penguins to a victory over the Washington Capitals at Consol.

Red-Hot Malkin Leading Surging Penguins

Sidney who? In our inaugural podcast a few weeks ago, the THS editors discussed who might be the recipient of a few different awards had they been given out at the midway point of the season. Among our Hart Trophy finalists were Claude Giroux, Jonathan Toews and Henrik Lundqvist. We also made a brief mention of Evgeni Malkin. Fast forward three weeks later, and it's the easiest...

MVP So Far This Season

At the beginning of January I picked Steve Stamkos as the leader in the MVP race.  Stamkos remains the goal scoring leader in the NHL but with Evgeni Malkin taking a significant point lead with fewer games played, it is clear that Malkin should be the MVP.  Malkin has 58 points in 41 games played.  This gives him a three point lead over Claude Giroux of the Philadelphia Flyers...

Evgeni Malkin Named NHL ‘First Star’ of the Week

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Puck Previews: Louis Vuitton goalie mask; Turris back in Glendale; Malkin vs. Blues

Back by popular demand, here are your Puck Previews: Spotlighting the key games in NHL action, news and views as well as general frivolity. Make sure to stop back here for the nightly Three Stars when the games are finished. The Louis Vuitton goalie mask: The moment when Sean Avery cursed himself for never attending that Rick St. Croix school as a young player. For the sake of...

Malkin Like Fedorov

from Larry Brooks of the NY Post, Evgeni Malkin’s dominance absent Sidney Crosby’s presence in Pittsburgh is reminiscent of the way Sergei Fedorov would take command in Detroit whenever Steve Yzerman was sidelined. Malkin, meanwhile, continues to be the league’s sneakiest dirtiest player, enabled by officials who continue to allow him to go scot-free for plays such as the...

Stars Of The Week

from, A couple of white-hot goal scorers and one of the players paid to stop them make up the NHL’s Three Stars for this past week. Pittsburgh Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin, who leads the League’s scoring race, is the First Star, while Philadelphia Flyers forward Scott Hartnell is Second Star and New York Islanders goaltender Evgeni Nabokov earns Third Star honors....

Sunday’s Three Stars: Hiller time in Anaheim; Malkin’s OT game winner

No. 1 Star: Jonas Hiller, Anaheim Ducks The Ducks goalie made 43 saves in their 3-2 victory over the Colorado Avalanche, giving up two goals in the third. But in the first 40 minutes of the game, Hiller was incredible: Making 28 saves as his team managed one goal on 10 shots. It's Hiller's fifth win in a row for Anaheim, which is on a 8-0-1 run. No. 2 Star: Scott Hartnell...

Bylsma, Fleury Co-Winners of Dapper Dan Award

Last season the Penguins suffered 350 man-games lost – including missing significant players like Sidney Crosby (41), Evgeni Malkin (39) and Jordan Staal (39). Despite having a depleted lineup, the Pens finished tied in points for the Atlant...
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