Evgeni Malkin
C PIT
1 week ago

Malkin scored a goal and an assist in a 6-3 victory against the Avalanche on Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

He had a three-game pointless streak entering Tuesday, so this ends that slump. That's not much of a slump, but Malkin did also post a minus-7 rating in those three games with no points. He has work to do to bring his plus/minus back to the positive (he's also at minus-7 for the season), but Malkin has 10 goals and 32 points in 26 games.

Evgeni Malkin
C PIT
3 weeks ago

Malkin tallied a power-play goal in Wednesday's 5-1 dismantling of Dallas.

EDGE Analysis

Fantasy owners will breathe a sigh of relief as Malkin finally ends an eight-game goal drought -- though he has notched a point in five straight contests. The Russian center has secured nine of his 28 points this year with the man advantage and could see those numbers improve with the return of Sidney Crosby from a three-game absence.

Evgeni Malkin
C PIT
4 weeks ago

Malkin garnered a pair of helpers in Thursday's 4-3 defeat to the Lightning.

EDGE Analysis

While he has three assists in his last two games, Malkin is also bogged down in a six-game goal drought. With Sidney Crosby (upper body) sidelined, the Russian power forward is going to have to carry the scoring load for the Pens if they want to turn their season around. A trip to Ottawa to face a Senators squad that is allowing 4.05 goals per game this season could be what Geno needs to get back on track.

Evgeni Malkin
C PIT
1 month ago

Malkin won't face any additional punishment from the league for his hit on T.J. Oshie on Wednesday, Greg Wyshynski of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Malkin appeared to be bracing himself for a potential hit from Oshie, which likely factored into the league's decision not to levy an additional fine or suspension on the Russian winger. After a strong start to the year, Malkin is bogged down in a three-game pointless streak and has seen preferred linemate Phil Kessel bumped down to the third line in an attempt to shake things up.

Evgeni Malkin
C PIT
1 month ago

Malkin was ejected Wednesday night versus Washington after elbowing Capitals forward, T.J. Oshie in the head, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Penguins' center was assessed a five-minute major on the play and thrown out of the game. The elbow caused Oshie to have to leave for a second time Wednesday night, the Capitals forward having previously left in the first period after taking a high stick to the face. Meanwhile, Malkin could be facing suspension once the NHL's Department of Player Safety has a chance to review the incident in the coming days.

Evgeni Malkin
C PIT
1 month ago

Malkin scored a goal and fired five shots on net in Thursday's 3-2 shootout loss to the Islanders.

EDGE Analysis

Malkin now has a goal in three consecutive games and a point in nine straight. It's been an electric start to the season for Malkin with 20 points -- five on the power play -- through 11 outings. He should be started across the fantasy spectrum, and he'll look to extend his success Saturday versus the Maple Leafs.

Evgeni Malkin
C PIT
2 months ago

Malkin recorded his sixth multi-point night of the season with two goals and three points against the Canucks on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

He came into the night leading the league in points per game, and Malkin's average increased to two points per game after this latest outburst. Malkin has multiple points in six of nine games this season, giving the superstar the best start of his career. If Malkin can stay healthy -- which is always a major concern -- then he is an early candidate for the Hart Trophy and the scoring title.

Evgeni Malkin
C PIT
2 months ago

Malkin snagged a helper against the Oilers on Tuesday, bringing his point streak to five games.

EDGE Analysis

Malkin is currently three points behind Auston Matthews, Patrice Bergeron and Mikko Rantanen for the NHL scoring lead with two games in hand. The Russian center continues to thrive with Phil Kessel on his right, as well as teaming up with Kessel and Sidney Crosby on the Pens' top power-play unit.

Evgeni Malkin
C PIT
2 months ago

Malkin recorded three points Thursday, including a pair of goals in a 3-0 win over the Maple Leafs.

EDGE Analysis

The Russian superstar now has 12 points in six games and that sort of production shouldn't surprise anyone. With three times as many assists as goals, Malkin has spent the early stages of the 2018-19 season creating for his teammates. That said, the 32-year-old center is coming off a 42-goal campaign and Thursday's performance could be the start of a goal-scoring barrage.

Evgeni Malkin
C PIT
2 months ago

Malkin set up two goals in Saturday's 4-3 shootout loss to the Canadiens.

EDGE Analysis

He couldn't beat Antti Niemi in the shootout. Malkin has eight points in four games, but hasn't scored a goal since opening night. The snipes will come. Be patient.