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PHN Extra: Evgeni Malkin Report Card — Hart Fell Short



Evgeni Malkin Pittsburgh Penguins
Evgeni Malkin: Photographer: Jeanine Leech/Icon Sportswire

Evgeni Malkin’s charge towards the Hart Trophy and the Art Ross trophy tailed off in the final weeks of the regular season, and a knee injury suffered in Round 1 limited Malkin’s effectiveness for the remainder of the playoffs. Despite the tremendous statistics and dazzling play, Malkin’s season still has a “what if” feeling.

What if Malkin didn’t get hurt in Round 1? What if the Penguins didn’t need to juggle the lines, effectively shuffling Carl Hagelin-Evgeni Malkin-Patric Hornqvist?

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