Malkin fired a team-high four shots on net during Friday's 2-0 loss to the Canadiens in Game 4 of the Penguins' Stanley Cup Qualifier. Carey Price was the story of the series, eliminating Pittsburgh with a shutout in the final game, but it's hard to overlook that Malkin made very little impact, managing only one assist in four contests. The 34-year-old pivot was coming off a huge regular season in which he racked up 25 goals and 74 points in only 55 games, however, and injury concerns aside, Malkin should be headed for another very productive campaign in 2020-21.
Malkin registered a power-play assist but went minus-2 in Wednesday's 4-3 loss to the Canadiens in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Qualifiers. Malkin picked up his first point in three games with the primary assist on Patric Hornqvist's first-period goal. At times in the 2019-20 regular season, Malkin looked nearly unstoppable -- he had 25 goals and 74 points in only 55 games after missing most of October with a lower-body injury. With the Penguins trailing 2-1 in the series after Wednesday, the Russian center will need to make their offense more dynamic if they are to force Game 5.
Malkin scored two goals, including the game-winner, and an assist in Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Devils. It was the rare game in which Sidney Crosby was held off the scoresheet, but Malkin more than picked up the slack. The 33-year-old has a five-game point streak going during which he's racked up four goals and 11 points, and on the season Malkin is now up to 25 goals -- the 10th time in his career he's reached that mark -- and 74 points through 55 games.
Malkin picked up two assists -- one on the power play -- to go with four shots in Thursday's 4-2 win over Buffalo. That's six helpers for Malkin in the last two games. The Russian center has 69 points in 52 games and would be among the league's scoring leaders if he hadn't missed time due to injuries. You have to go back to Malkin's 109-point campaign over 75 games in 2011-12 to find the last time he compiled points at a higher per-game rate.
Malkin picked up four assists, one on the power play, in Tuesday's 7-3 win over the Senators. After failing to find the scoresheet in two straight games, Malkin made up for lost time Tuesday. The 33-year-old now has 21 goals and 67 points through 51 games, setting him up for a very big finish to the season.
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