Malkin managed to reach the 20-goal threshold 13th time in his NHL career despite playing in just 41 games. Malkin missed the early part of the year while recovering from offseason knee surgery, his second such procedure on that knee. Despite the lack of games and slow start to the year, Malkin still managed to produce at a top level, including 20 of his 42 points coming with the man advantage. The Russian winger's focus will now turn to the offseason and whether he will re-sign with Pittsburgh, the only team he's ever played for, or head elsewhere in free agency.
Malkin scored a goal on seven shots and added two hits in Friday's 5-3 loss to the Rangers in Game 6. Malkin picked off a pass at his own blue line, banked it into the Rangers' zone and beat the defenseman to the puck to score the Penguins' third goal. The 35-year-old center has three goals and three assists through six playoff contests. He's added 21 shots on net, nine hits, a plus-2 rating and six PIM. As long as Sidney Crosby (concussion) is out, Malkin will have a chance to see top-line minutes.
Malkin scored the game-winning goal in triple overtime and added a power-play assist in Tuesday's 4-3 Game 1 win over the Rangers. Malkin ended the marathon battle with a tip in front 5:58 into the third overtime. Earlier in the night, he set up a Bryan Rust tap-in with a cross-crease pass on a 5-on-3. This was Malkin's third multi-point game in his last five outings since returning from a suspension.
Malkin scored a goal and an assist in Friday's 5-3 win over the Blue Jackets. He opened the scoring early in the first period, giving Malkin 20 goals on the season -- the 13th time in his career he's reached that mark. Despite missing half the year, the 35-year-old still wound up on a point-a-game pace with 42 points in 41 contests, including seven goals and 14 points in his last 12 games.
Malkin scored two goals, one on the power play, in Saturday's 7-2 win over the Red Wings. Pittsburgh scored the final five tallies on the afternoon, with Malkin firing home two of them. The 35-year-old had missed the prior four games while serving a suspension, but that may have just given him a nice rest ahead of the Penguins' playoff run. On the season, Malkin has 19 goals and 39 points in 38 games.
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