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Evgeni Malkin | Center | #71

Team: Pittsburgh Penguins
Age / DOB:  (31) / 7/31/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 195
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 1 (2) / PIT
Contract: view contract details

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Evgeni Malkin scored a goal and picked up an assist in Wednesday's 5-0 Game 4 win over the Philadelphia Flyers.
Malkin combined beautifully with Phil Kessel and Sidney Crosby to open the scoring and then followed that up with an assist on Kessel's first of the post-season 10 minutes later. The Russian forward has now picked up five points in the opening round to bring his career playoff totals to 61 goals and 162 points in 153 games. Kris Letang, Riley Sheahan and Sidney Crosby also scored in the win. The Penguins now lead the series 3-1 with it shifting back to Pittsburgh on Friday. Apr 18 - 9:39 PM

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Evgeni Malkin notched one goal and one assist in Sunday's 5-1 win over Philadelphia in Game 3.

Malkin recorded both of his points on Pittsburgh power plays. The Penguins went 3-for-7 with the man advantage in the contest. Malkin has two goals and three points through three games in Pittsburgh's first-round series. Pittsburgh has a 2-1 lead with Game 4 set for Wednesday night.
Apr 15 - 6:18 PM

Evgeni Malkin found the back of the net during Wednesday's 7-0 win over the Philadelphia Flyers.

With the Penguins up 2-0 in the first period, Malkin came out of the penalty box, grabbed the puck in his own end and went around three Flyers before beating Flyers goalie Brian Elliott with a sweet backhander. He finished the night with a plus-2 rating, four penalty minutes, three shots on goal and four hits in 18:00 of ice time. This was the 59th playoff goal of his career, which ties him with Stan Mikita for fifth-most by a European skater. Sidney Crosby (three), Bryan Rust, Jake Guentzel and Carl Hagelin also scored for Pittsburgh on Wednesday. The Penguins now lead the best-of-seven series 1-0.
Apr 11 - 10:10 PM

Evgeni Malkin picked up two assists in a 5-2 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday night.

Malkin didn't score against the Canadiens, but he still picked up points in the form of assists on Saturday night. He assisted on Carl Hagelin's 10th of the season before picking up another helper on Phil Kessel's 31st of the season. Malkin now has 42 goals and 95 points in 75 games this season. Malkin is third in points behind Nikita Kucherov and league-leading Connor McDavid.
Mar 31 - 10:15 PM

Evgeni Malkin scored his 40th goal of the season Thursday night.

Malkin is just the third player to reach that milestone in 2017-18 after Alex Ovechkin and Patrik Laine. This is the third time that Malkin has reached the 40-goal milestone with the last time being back in 2011-2012. Unfortunately, Malkin has a lengthy injury history, but he's stayed relatively healthy this season and in addition to his 40 goals, he now has 89 points in 68 games.
Mar 15 - 10:33 PM

Evgeni Malkin was selected as the third star of the week.

Malkin had three goals and eight points in four games last week. He's been red hot for a while now with an incredible 18 goals and 38 points over his last 20 contests. That's pushed him into second place in the scoring race and only two points behind Nikita Kucherov.
Mar 12 - 12:18 PM

Evgeni Malkin's goal and assist propelled the Penguins to a 3-1 win over Dallas on Sunday.

Malkin has points in six straight games and 12 of his last 13 games played. The hot streak has bumped him up to second in NHL scoring with 39 goals and 87 points, one behind league leader Nikita Kucherov.
Mar 11 - 10:40 PM

Evgeni Malkin picked up a goal and an assist in Wednesday's 5-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers.

Malkin registered the primary helper on Phil Kessel's power-play goal at the 18:35 mark of the first period. The Pens forward then added an empty-netter in the final two minutes of the game. Malkin finished the night with two penalty minutes and three shots on goal in 18:48 of ice time. The 31-year-old has accumulated an incredible 35 points in his last 18 games. He's up to 38 goals and 84 points in 64 contests. He trails Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov by just two points in the race for the Art Ross Trophy. Jamie Oleksiak and Conor Sheary (twice) also found the back of the net for the Penguins. The win allowed Pittsburgh to jump into first place in the Metropolitan Division.
Mar 7 - 11:05 PM

Evgeni Malkin scored a goal and two assists in Monday's 4-3 overtime win over the Calgary Flames.

Malkin benefited from Flames goalie Jon Gillies' puck-handling error to give the Penguins a 2-0 lead at the 3:05 mark of the first period. He then registered the primary assist on Kris Letang's go-ahead goal (3-2) late in the second frame and he helped set up Justin Schultz's winner in overtime. Malkin finished the night with a plus-2 rating, four penalty minutes and one shot on goal in 17:17 of ice time. The 31-year-old is up to 37 goals and 82 points in 63 games this season. He has four multi-point performances in his last six outings.
Mar 5 - 10:23 PM

Evgeni Malkin was selected as the second star for the month of February.

Malkin finished the month with 10 goals and 21 points. That's pushed him up to 36 goals and 76 points in 60 contests, which is good for second place in the NHL scoring and goal scoring races.
Mar 1 - 2:10 PM

Evgeni Malkin scored twice and added an assist in 17:13 of ice-time, with three shots on goal in a 6-5 loss to the Florida Panthers on Saturday night.

Malkin's points streak is at six following Saturday night's loss. The Russian scored his goals in the second and third period. Malkin is also keeping pace behind Alexander Ovechkin for the goalscoring lead. Malkin now has 36 goals, two behind Oveckhin's 38, to go with 76 points in 59 games this season.
Feb 24 - 10:47 PM

Evgeni Malkin recorded one goal and two assists in a 5-3 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs Saturday.

Malkin's 33rd goal of the season not only tied the game at two in the second period, but it also gave him 900 career points. The center is the fourth Penguins player in team history to reach the milestone. Pittsburgh won the game off goals from Malkin, Carl Hagelin, Zach Aston-Reese, Olli Maatta, and Bryan Rust. Malkin now has 33 goals and 69 points in 56 games this season.
Feb 17 - 10:43 PM

Evgeni Malkin found the back of the net in Thursday's 3-1 win over the Los Angeles Kings.

Malkin scored an empty-net goal with 25 seconds remaining in the game to bury the Kings. The Pens forward finished the game with a plus-2 rating, two penalty minutes and five shots on goal in 20:29 of ice time. He's now registered at least one point in eight of his last nine games. Malkin is up to 32 goals and 66 points in 55 games this season. Ryan Reaves and Zach Aston-Reese also scored for the Penguins in the victory.
Feb 15 - 10:26 PM

Evgeni Malkin scored a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 5-4 win over the Vegas Golden Knights.

The Pens found themselves down 2-0 in the second period, but they ended up scoring five consecutive goals. Malkin's tally extended Pittsburgh's lead to 4-2 at the 3:09 mark of the third frame. He also helped set up Phil Kessel's goal just over three minutes later. The Russian center has been on fire of late, as he's posted four multi-point games in his last five contests. He's up to 30 goals and 62 points in 51 games this season. Ryan Reaves, Ian Cole and Jake Guentzel also found the back of the net for Pittsburgh in this one. Captain Sidney Crosby didn't score, but he had two assists.
Feb 6 - 10:38 PM

Evgeni Malkin has claimed the NHL's first star of the week honor.

Malkin generated six goals and eight points in three outings. He registered his 12th career regular-season hat trick and followed that up with a four-point performance against Washington. Malkin has topped all skaters in goals (15) and points (24) since Jan. 1 over 14 games.
Feb 5 - 6:19 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Sidney Crosby
2Evgeni Malkin
3Derick Brassard
4Riley Sheahan
5Carter Rowney
LW1Jake Guentzel
2Bryan Rust
3Carl Hagelin
4Tom Kuhnhackl
RW1Phil Kessel
2Patric Hornqvist
3Conor Sheary
4Dominik Simon
5Zach Aston-Reese
6Josh Jooris
D1Kris Letang
2Justin Schultz
3Brian Dumoulin
4Olli Maatta
5Chad Ruhwedel
6Matt Hunwick
7Jamie Oleksiak
G1Matt Murray
2Casey DeSmith