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Evgeni Malkin | Center | #71

Team: Pittsburgh Penguins
Age / DOB:  (29) / 7/31/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 195
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 1 (2) / PIT
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Evgeni Malkin set up linemate Bryan Rust twice in Game 7 on Thursday night to fuel the Pens to a 2-1 win over Tampa Bay.
Malkin now has 15 points in 17 playoff games this season. He will enter the Stanley Cup Final on Monday night on a five-game point streak. Malkin has one goal and five helpers over that span. May 26 - 11:13 PM

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Evgeni Malkin remains confident after the Lightning took a 3-2 series lead on Sunday night in the Eastern Conference Final.

"I believe in my team, I believe in myself," Malkin said. "We're coming back to Pittsburgh for sure. ... We have a great team. If you want to win the Stanley Cup, it's not easy. Yeah, it's 3-2 but we still have a chance to come back and win." He is expecting the stars on the team to step up and that of course includes himself.
May 23 - 1:55 PM

Evgeni Malkin stretched his point streak to three straight games on Sunday night.

He had an assist on a goal by Chris Kunitz late in the second period. Malkin has one goal and two helpers during his scoring spree after going scoreless in six consecutive games previously. The Penguins couldn't hold their lead and lost 4-3 to Tampa Bay in overtime. The Lightning have a 3-2 series lead and Malkin will need to be factor again if Pittsburgh is going to force Game 7.
May 23 - 8:44 AM

Evgeni Malkin found the back of the net for the first time in eight games Friday.

Malkin had gone six games without a point before garnering an assist in Game 3 Wednesday. Malkin also led all Penguins with six shots on goal. It looks like Malkin is finally out of his slump and that's none too soon for the Penguins.
May 21 - 7:10 AM

Evgeni Malkin skated with several different players in Game 2 against Tampa Bay.

He played with Chris Kunitz, Bryan Rust, Carl Hagelin, Phil Kessel, Patric Hornqvist and Sidney Crosby in the contest, but he was unable to break out of his current scoring slump. Malkin has gone six straight games without a point and he hasn't scored a goal in his last seven.
May 17 - 8:49 AM

Evgeni Malkin has not recorded a point in five consecutive games.

The Penguins center has 17 shots on goal during that span, so it’s not for a lack of trying. (He hasn’t scored in six games.) He has three goals and nine points in 11 playoff games. Let’s just say, if Malkin is going to generate shots at this rate, Andrei Vasilevskiy better be on his game.
May 14 - 7:26 PM

Evgeni Malkin had his goalless streak continue to six games.

Malkin managed seven shots on goal in addition to 10 shots that did not reach their final destination so it's only a matter of time until the center finds the back of the net. Malkin has three goals and nine points in 11 playoff games but has also been pointless in his last five contests. Malkin started the playoffs with all nine points in his first six games after returning from an upper body injury that forced him to miss the end of the regular season plus the first game of the playoffs. He should break loose soon, or the Penguins will likely be in some trouble.
May 14 - 6:46 AM

Evgeni Malkin is looking to get back onto the scoresheet in Game 6 against Washington.

"I need to score, get more points, help the team to win," Malkin said. He hasn't earned a point in the last three games, but he has recorded nine points in nine postseason matches.
May 10 - 3:26 PM

Evgeni Malkin found the back of the net in Pittsburgh's 4-3 overtime loss to the Capitals in Game 1 on Thursday.

Malkin has recorded at least a point in each of the five 2016 playoff contests he's participated in. Over that stretch he's scored three goals and registered five assists. Of course, Malkin shining in the playoffs is nothing new. Over the course of his career, he's recorded 45 goals and 119 points in 106 postseason games.
Apr 29 - 11:03 AM

Evgeni Malkin shredded the Rangers on Thursday night with two goals and two assists in Pittsburgh's 5-0 victory.

Malkin's four point night gives the Pens a 3-1 series advantage as they head home for Game 5. Impressively, the Russian star did all the damage with just under 13 minutes of ice time. Malkin now has six points in three playoff games.
Apr 21 - 10:27 PM

Evgeni Malkin registered an assist in a 3-1 win over the New York Rangers in Game 3 Tuesday night.

Malkin also recorded an assist in his 2016 playoff debut on Saturday. That's brought him up to 113 points, including 42 goals, in 103 career postseason contests.
Apr 20 - 9:18 AM

Evgeni Malkin chipped in with an assist as he played for the first time since March 7 when he suffered an upper body injury.

Malkin played 18:47 and of that 5:01 was with the man-advantage but he struggled throughout most of the game. "Not playing, you lose confidence," Malkin said. "It's a tough situation for me. I'm strong (physically). I just focus to next game, try to score and play better." Malkin played on the third line with Conor Sheary and Bryan Rust and may need a game or two to regain his confidence and move up into a top-six forward spot.
Apr 17 - 9:35 AM

Evgeni Malkin (upper body) will play in Game 2 against the New York Rangers.

That's a huge boost for the Penguins offense. The 29-year-old hasn't played since Mar. 11 because of an upper-body injury. Malkin had 27 goals and 58 points in 57 regular season games in 2015-16. The news wasn't as good for goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury. The concussion he's dealing with will keep him on the sidelines for at least one more game.
Apr 16 - 2:50 PM

Evgeni Malkin (upper body) will be a game-time decision Saturday.

Malkin fully participated in practice Friday and wants to play. "I want to play," Malkin said. "It’s a good time [to come] back." Malkin will likely not start on one of the top two lines as the second line that he usually centered has been ably manned by Nick Bonino. Malkin had 58 points in 57 games so his return will be a huge boost to the lineup.
Apr 16 - 9:08 AM

Evgeni Malkin (upper body) is taking part in Friday's practice.

Don't read too much into that, but Malkin's presence is a bit more intriguing after he made it clear that he hopes to return before the end of the first round. Previously he wasn't projected to be back until mid-to-late May.
Apr 15 - 10:58 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Sidney Crosby
2Evgeni Malkin
3Nick Bonino
4Matt Cullen
5Kevin Porter
6Oskar Sundqvist
7Scott Wilson
LW1Chris Kunitz
2Carl Hagelin
3Eric Fehr
4Kael Mouillierat
5Conor Sheary
RW1Phil Kessel
2Patric Hornqvist
3Beau Bennett
4Bryan Rust
5Tom Kuhnhackl
6Pascal Dupuis
D1Kris Letang
2Olli Maatta
3Brian Dumoulin
4Trevor Daley
5Justin Schultz
6Ben Lovejoy
7Ian Cole
8Derrick Pouliot
G1Marc-Andre Fleury
2Jeff Zatkoff
3Matt Murray