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Evgeni Malkin | Center | #71

Team: Pittsburgh Penguins
Age / DOB:  (30) / 7/31/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 195
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 1 (2) / PIT
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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. Jun 12 - 6:14 PM
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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

Evgeni Malkin scored a goal in the Penguins' 4-1 win against Nashville in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final.

Malkin has found the back of the net in three of his last four games. He's up to nine goals and 26 points in 21 playoff contests.
Jun 1 - 10:51 AM

Evgeni Malkin registered his league-leading 25th point of the playoffs in Game 1 against Nashville.

He opened the scoring in the first period on Monday night after the Penguins were given a two-man advantage on the power play. Malkin has collected 11 points on the power play during the 2017 playoffs, but that was his first goal.
May 30 - 10:07 AM

Evgeni Malkin has nothing but high praise for the Nashville Predators' defense.

"Usually it's one Karlsson. Here like four Karlssons," Malkin said, referring to Senators superstar Erik Karlsson. He doesn't mean that the Predators have four blueliners exactly at that level, but they do have four potential game-changing defensemen in Roman Josi, P.K. Subban, Ryan Ellis, and Mattias Ekholm. That amazing core of defensemen has been one of the Predators' key strengths in the playoffs and now they'll be challenged by arguably the best core of forwards in the league in Pittsburgh.
May 28 - 5:10 PM

There's a chance that Evgeni Malkin could end up playing in the 150th playoff game of his career this year.

In order for that to happen the Stanley Cup Final would have to go to seven games and Malkin would need to stay healthy. If those two conditions are met then Malkin would become the 89th player to ever reach the 150-game mark. Teammate Sidney Crosby is one game behind him on the list and Chris Kunitz has already played in 155 contests, which gives him the most postseason experience of any player on either team.
May 26 - 5:06 PM

Evgeni Malkin scored a goal in Tuesday's 2-1 loss to Ottawa in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Final.

Malkin opened the scoring at the 4:51 mark of the second period, but it's the only offense the Penguins were able to muster tonight. Sens goalie Craig Anderson was a huge reason for that, as he was terrific in this game. Malkin finished the game with two penalty minutes, seven shots on goal and three hits in 19:42 of ice time. Malkin now has four points in his last two games. He has seven goals and an incredible 24 points in 18 postseason games in 2017. Ian Cole and Scott Wilson picked up the assists on Pittsburgh's only goal. The series is now tied up at three. Game 7 will be played in Pittsburgh on Thursday night.
May 23 - 11:24 PM

Evgeni Malkin had three assists Sunday in a 7-0 win over Ottawa.

With the effort, Malkin has 23 points in the playoffs to lead all NHL scorers, four ahead of Sidney Crosby. Malkin is one of the top players offensively in the NHL with his penchant for getting injured and not playing in 70 games his only drawback in fantasy pools.
May 22 - 9:01 AM

Evgeni Malkin only needs one more point to reach 150 over his playoff career.

Malkin would become the 29th player to reach that mark and tie Stan Mikita in the process. Teammate Sidney Crosby only recently reached the 150-point milestone too and currently sits at 152.
May 19 - 3:45 PM

Evgeni Malkin surpassed his playoff total of last season with his 19th point on Saturday.

The center has played in only 13 games while he managed 18 points in the 2016 Cup run in 23 games. Malkin leads the NHL playoff scoring race and will be a prime contender for the Conn Smythe should the Penguins go back-to-back this season.
May 14 - 8:41 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Sidney Crosby
2Evgeni Malkin
3Carter Rowney
4Greg McKegg
LW1Jake Guentzel
2Bryan Rust
3Carl Hagelin
4Scott Wilson
5Tom Kuhnhackl
RW1Phil Kessel
2Patric Hornqvist
3Conor Sheary
4Ryan Reaves
5Josh Archibald
6Zach Aston-Reese
D1Kris Letang
2Justin Schultz
3Brian Dumoulin
4Olli Maatta
5Ian Cole
6Matt Hunwick
7Derrick Pouliot
8Chad Ruhwedel
G1Matt Murray
2Antti Niemi
3Tristan Jarry