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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
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Evgeni Malkin is on a four-game point streak.
Malkin kept that run going with an assist in the Penguins' 5-4 overtime win versus Buffalo on Tuesday. He's up to seven goals and 21 points in 20 contests. He should be able to roughly maintain that pace throughout the season, but the bigger concern with him is his lengthy injury history. Nov 15 - 5:15 AM

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Evgeni Malkin scored a goal and two assists in a 3-1 victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Tuesday evening.

Malkin's four-game point streak was snapped over the weekend, but he returned to the scoresheet with a three-point night Tuesday. It included his seventh goal of the season, scored in the first period against Arizona. Malkin now has seven goals and 18 points in 17 games this season.
Source: NHL.com
Nov 7 - 10:24 PM

Evgeni Malkin is on a four-game point streak.

Malkin kept that run going with an assist in the Penguins' 2-1 overtime loss to Calgary on Thursday. He has six goals and 15 points in 15 games. He's one of the league's best forwards, but the issue with him in recent years has been his health. You'd have to go all the way back to 2011-12 to find the last time that Malkin played in at least 70 games. Hopefully he'll avoid the sidelines for any prolonged period of time this season.
Nov 3 - 5:19 AM

Evgeni Malkin found the back of the net in Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Edmonton Oilers.

The Penguins found themselves down 2-1 in the second period when Conor Sheary tied the game with under 30 seconds remaining in the frame. In the third, Malkin scored a power play goal at the 12:23 mark and the Penguins never looked back. The Penguins forward has now scored a goal in three consecutive games. He's up to six goals and 14 points in 14 contests this season. Malkin continues to be one of the most dominant offensive players in the game.
Nov 1 - 11:38 PM

Evgeni Malkin scored the lone Penguins goal in a 7-1 loss to the Jets on Sunday night.

Malkin now has three points in his last four and five goals and 13 points through 13 games this season. His plus/minus could use a boost though, as the veteran sits at minus-6.
Oct 29 - 11:44 PM

Evgeni Malkin scored a goal in Saturday's 2-1 loss to the Minnesota Wild.

Malkin's power play goal in the first period gave the Penguins a 1-0 lead at the time, but the Wild responded with goals by Daniel Winnik and Mikko Koivu. The Penguins center is now up to four goals and eight assists in 12 games this season. Kris Letang and Phil Kessel picked up the assists on Pittsburgh's only goal.
Oct 29 - 12:55 AM

Evgeni Malkin scored a goal and an assist in Friday's 4-3 win over the Florida Panthers.

Malkin's power play goal at the 2:14 mark of the second period cut Florida's lead to 2-1. Malkin also helped set up Sidney Crosby's power play goal late on in the frame. He has three goals and 10 points in eight games this season. Six of those points have come in his last two games.
Oct 21 - 12:55 AM

Evgeni Malkin scored the game-winning goal just under a minute into overtime as the Pittsburgh Penguins rallied to beat the New York Rangers 5-4 on Tuesday night.

Malkin also added three assists, including setting up the tying goal by Sidney Crosby with less than a minute to go in regulation. The Russian now has eight points in seven games. It was Malkin's second game-winning goal of the season already. He is coming off a 72-point season in which he missed 20 games, so it looks as though he will be very productive fantasy-wise this year.
Oct 17 - 10:19 PM

Evgeni Malkin finished second in Conn Smythe Trophy voting.

Malkin picked up three first-place votes and 11 second-place votes. Sidney Crosby, who won the award for a second straight year, captured 11 of 15 first-place votes. Penguins rookie Jake Guentzel had the other first-place vote.
Source: NHL.com
Jun 12 - 6:14 PM

Evgeni Malkin finished the 2017 playoffs with a league-best 28 points in 24 games, plus a Stanley Cup.

Despite leading the NHL in points, Malkin didn't even lead his own team in goals or assists. His 10 goals were second to Jake Guentzel and 18 assists were second to Sidney Crosby. Nonetheless, Malkin's scoring touch and playmaking ability helped the Penguins win their third Cup of the Crosby-Malkin era and second in a row.
Jun 11 - 11:26 PM

Evgeni Malkin is just one assist shy from his 100th career playoff helper.

Malkin would become the 23rd player to ever reach that feat. Of his 99 career assists, he's accumulated 30 over the last two seasons to help the Penguins capture the Stanley Cup in 2016 and put them on the brink of repeating this year. If Pittsburgh does win the Cup in Game 6 on Sunday then there's a good chance that Malkin will be named as the Conn Smythe Trophy winner. He has 10 goals and a league-leading 28 points in 24 postseason contests in 2017.
Jun 11 - 4:24 PM

It should come as no surprise that many hockey pundits believe that if the Penguins win the Stanely Cup, either Evgeni Malkin or Sidney Crosby will win the Conn Smythe Trophy as the playoff MVP.

Well that's pretty much a no-brainer. Malkin leads all playoff scorers with 28 points but Crosby has been closing quickly and now has 27. Both have won the award once and if either win a second time they will join a star-studded group made of Mario Lemieux, Wayne Gretzky, Bobby Orr, Patrick Roy and Bernie Parent as two-time winnrers.
Jun 11 - 11:09 AM

Evgeni Malkin picked up a goal and an assist in Thursday's 6-0 win over Nashville in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final.

Malkin's first goal in three games gave Pittsburgh a 3-0 lead at the 19:49 mark of the first period. The Russian center then added the primary assist on Ron Hainsey's goal (6-0) in the second frame. Malkin now has 10 goals and 28 points in 24 games this postseason. One more victory would allow the Penguins to hoist the Stanley Cup for the second consecutive year. Game 6 will be played in Nashville on Sunday night.
Jun 9 - 12:07 AM

Evgeni Malkin has failed to record a point in Games 3 and 4 of the Stanley Cup Final.

Malkin didn't even register a shot on goal in Game 3 and he picked up two shots in Game 4. Malkin has a minus-3 rating in those two contests. He'll need to get going if the Penguins are going to win their second consecutive Stanley Cup title. Despite going point-less in his last two outings, his 26 points are still tops in the league this postseason.
Jun 6 - 9:01 PM

Evgeni Malkin was unable to get a shot on goal Saturday.

Both he and Sidney Crosby failed to register a shot on goal against Pekka Rinne in Game 3. "I need to play better," Malkin said. "Maybe shoot a couple times. Not one-timer but wrist shot. Go to the net. I don’t know. I can’t explain it... I didn’t play great. We didn’t play much in the offensive zone." Malkin leads the NHL in points during the playoffs with 26 including nine goals.
Jun 4 - 9:53 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Sidney Crosby
2Evgeni Malkin
3Greg McKegg
4Carter Rowney
5Riley Sheahan
LW1Jake Guentzel
2Bryan Rust
3Carl Hagelin
4Tom Kuhnhackl
RW1Phil Kessel
2Patric Hornqvist
3Conor Sheary
4Ryan Reaves
5Josh Archibald
D1Kris Letang
2Justin Schultz
3Brian Dumoulin
4Olli Maatta
5Ian Cole
6Chad Ruhwedel
7Matt Hunwick
G1Matt Murray
2Tristan Jarry