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Malkin stars as Penguins rally past Panthers 4-3

Malkin stars as Penguins rally past Panthers 4-3

Mother and Father Malkin are in town, and that could be a bad sign for the Pittsburgh Penguins' upcoming NHL opponents.
Evgeni Malkin scored Pittsburgh's first goal and then decided the shootout for the Penguins, who rallied from two goals down in the third period to beat the Florida Panthers 4-3 late Tuesday for their seventh consecutive victory.
Kris Letang and Malkin, the league scoring leader with 30 goals, each got the puck past Tomas Vokoun as the Penguins won their second shootout in three days.
Florida's Richard Zednik and Stephen Weiss each failed against goalie Marc-Andre Fleury in the shootout, allowing Malkin to decide it. Malkin repeatedly shifted the puck on his stick as he skated down the edge of the slot, forcing Vokoun to commit by going down and allowing Malkin to slip the puck into the unguarded net.
"I did something different because I did not score the last time," said Malkin, who previously was 1-for-4 in shootouts. "I practiced my move a couple of times, and it worked good."
Vokoun said: "I tried to throw a pokecheck at him (Malkin), but he made a good play."
Malkin seems to make a lot of them when his parents visit the United States from Russia. They also were in Pittsburgh last season when Malkin made a big push _ getting 15 points during a five-game span _ to threaten Washington's Alex Ovechkin for the scoring title.
Ovechkin eventually won that race, but Malkin currently leads Ovechkin 95-85.


Updated : 2021-05-13 12:20 GMT+08:00