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Malkin contributed a power-play goal and two assists in a 4-3 overtime win against the Leafs on Wednesday.
Malkin has been an absolute beast this season having 28 points (11G, 17A) in 21 games, which is good for 3rd in the NHL scoring race. He is riding a six game point streak which has seen him collect 11 points over that span. Malkin has always played well against the Leafs in his career, averaging 1.8 points per game. So the three point night came as no surprise. Barring injury, Malkin will again compete for the NHL scoring lead, putting up an 80+ point season with ease.
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Malkin potted a pair of goals Monday -- including his season's first game-winner in OT -- against the Bruins.
Malkin, who saw time at even strength with Chris Kunitz, now has four goals and eight points in five games. Interestingly, Sidney Crosby and Kris Letang assisted on both of his goals. It took Malkin just 22 contests to score his 10th goal: In 2013-14 the centerman needed 33 games to reach double digits in goals. The scary thing is that Malkin has yet to play his best hockey.
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Malkin tallied a pair of assists Friday against the Islanders.
The center endured a third-period knee-on-knee collision with the Isles' Johnny Boychuk but stayed in the contest. Malkin now has five points (1G,4A) in his last three games and seems to have finally found some chemistry with linemate Patric Hornqvist. Five of his last six points have come at even strength.
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Malkin registered a goal and assist in Saturday's shootout win over the Rangers.
Whether he's been deployed on the wing or at center this season, Malkin has been as a productive as expected, as he's tallied 19 points in 16 games. He's only sitting on a minus-2 rating for the season, but that's mostly a byproduct of the Penguins generating a significant portion of their offense on the power play.
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Malkin scored his sixth goal Saturday, pointing for the 12th time in 13 games.
The goal was encouraging if for no other reason than it was Malkin's first at even strength. The offensive production between Malkin and his linemates, Pascal Dupuis and Blake Comeau, has cooled off recently. Even though the goal came with Pittsburgh already up, 5-1, it could help boost the team's second line confidence.
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Malkin saw his point streak to start the season end at 11 games Thursday night in Winnipeg.
The center finished minus-2 with five shots but tallied Pittsburgh's first shootout score against the Jets. Malkin will get a chance to start a new streak Saturday when the Pens travel to Buffalo. Malkin scored a goal and two assists last Saturday in Pittsburgh against the Sabres.
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Malkin extended his point streak to 10 games Saturday, potting a goal and two assists against the Sabres.
He started his career with goals in his first six games, but the 10-game run is his longest to start as season. The Penguins play three road games in Week 5, but Pittsburgh's power play is proving hard to stop anywhere. Malkin finished with a goal and an assist on the man advantage Saturday.
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Malkin, who enters Saturday with points in all nine games, is completely healthy after missing the entire training camp, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
"I feel so much better," Malkin said. "Nothing's sore. I'm in great shape, too. Nine games have helped me get in shape, too. It feels good to play on this team." In addition to four goals and 12 points, fantasy owners have been rewarded with eight power-play points and a player who likely qualifies at both right wing and center.
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Malkin extended his scoring streak (4G, 7A) to eight games with a power-play goal Tuesday.
Malkin has scored four goals in eight games after totaling three goals in his first 22 contests a year ago. All four of his scores have come courtesy of the man advantage, another bonus for fantasy owners.
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Malkin extended his point streak (3G, 7A) to seven games with a power-play goal Saturday against the Predators.
After the game, Malkin commented how center is "my position." It's possible that he wasn't terribly happy serving as a right winger the first two weeks of the season, but now he's home. Malkin has had to make a number of adjustments since last season after the team traded his linemate and friend, James Neal. He also missed the entire preseason with an undisclosed injury. If indeed he's just now finding his comfort level, then look out the rest of the league.