Malkin picked up a pair of assists to go along with a plus-2 rating and two PIM during Thursday's 2-1 victory over the Lightning in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals. Malkin came into Game 7 with four tallies and nine helpers, but had not recorded a multi-point outing since the first round. However, the 29-year-old has now reached the scoresheet in five straight, heading into the Stanley Cup Finals with full steam ahead. The 2004 No. 2 pick will undoubtably be one to watch against Brent Burns and the Western Conference champion San Jose Sharks.
Malkin extended his points streak to four games with a power-play assist in Tuesday's Game 6 win over the Lightning. Malkin seems to have his focus squarely on producing offense, as he has zero blocks and just two hits in the past four games of the current series. Geno's owners will definitely welcome any production after he went six consecutive contests without a point between opposing the Capitals and Lightning from May 2-16.
Malkin found twine in Friday's Game 4 loss to the Lightning. He also fired six shots on goal. The goal snaps an eight-game goalless skid for Malkin, who is now up to 11 points in 14 games this postseason. His even-strength tally was the second of three consecutive Penguins goals in the third period, but it wouldn't be enough as the Lightning eventually held on to win 4-3. Look for Geno and the Pens to carry some of their late-game momentum into a pivotal Game 5 back in Pennsylvania on Sunday.
Malkin delivered a power-play assist Wednesday, snapping a six-game pointless streak, and helping the Penguins to a 4-2 win over the Lightning in Game 3 of the conference finals. Even when Malkin has gone dry offensively, other Penguins stars have stepped in and made a serious impact in the playoffs. Geno, Phil Kessel, Sidney Crosby, Nick Bonino and Carl Hagelin have all produced at least 10 postseason points. Malkin and company will look to keep it going on the road in Game 4 on Friday.
Malkin was held without a point for the fourth straight game in Tuesday's Game 6 win over Washington. He managed just one shot in the contest and was invisible for stretches of the game. After compiling seven points (two goals, five assists) in four games against the Rangers in round 1, Malkin picked up only two points (one goal, one assist) in six games. Fortunately for Malkin fantasy owners, the center has a 12-game point streak dating back to Nov. 11, 2011 against Tampa Bay (Pittsburgh's next opponent), scoring 13 goals and 28 points.
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