Malkin scored a goal and added an assist during Thursday's 5-3 win over Montreal. No. 71 failed to register a point for just the second time in 14 games Wednesday against the Rangers, so it was encouraging to see him return to form in short order Thursday. Malkin is now up to 40 goals and 49 assists for the season, which positions him just two points behind Nikita Kucherov in the Art Ross race.
Malkin extended his point streak to six games Sunday, notching a goal and an assist in a win over the Stars. Malkin has been on an absolute tear of late and has been held off the scoresheet just once in his last 13 games. The Penguins have moved into first place in the Metropolitan Division and Malkin has been a prime contributor. The 31-year-old has recorded nine goals and 24 points in those 13 games and was recently named the NHL's Third Star of the Week. He's putting up some ridiculous numbers and dominating opponents right now, so make sure he's in your lineup.
Malkin scored a goal and a power-play assist while adding three shots and two PIM in Wednesday's 5-2 win over the Flyers. The 31-year-old has avoided serious injury this season and parlayed that improved health into a career resurgence -- his 38 goals and 84 points are already his best totals since his 50-goal, 109-point campaign in 2011-12. Malkin's been nearly unstoppable since the beginning of February, piling up 12 goals and 29 points in 16 games, and as long as he remains locked in, the Pens will be hard to knock out of the top spot in the Metropolitan Division.
Malkin scored an unassisted goal and recorded two assists during Monday's 4-3 overtime win against Calgary. The three points give Malkin 82 for the campaign, and he's now just three shy of countryman Nikita Kucherov for the league lead. Malkin's marked the scoresheet in 15 of his past 17 games for 16 goals and 17 assists, so he's got a good shot at closing the gap and earning the third Art Ross Trophy of his career.
Malkin dished out two helpers in Thursday's 8-4 loss to Boston. Both of Malkin's points came in the first period, as he recorded an even-strength assist in the opening minute and a shorthanded one less than nine minutes later. On a disastrous night for the rest of his team, the red-hot Russian bounced back nicely after getting blanked by the Devils last time out. Malkin now has six goals and 15 points in his last eight games.
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