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Pittsburgh Penguins, Evgeni Malkin 1100th point

Only two Pittsburgh Penguins have achieved the feat and only two Russians in NHL history have achieved the milestone. Monday night, Evgeni Malkin stormed the slot and ripped a wrist-shot past Boston Bruins goalie Jaroslav Halak for Malkin’s 1100th career point with the Penguins.

The only Penguins to reach that level all in a Penguins sweater are Mario Lemieux and Sidney Crosby. The only Russian players to ever score 1100 career points in the NHL were Sergei Fedorov and Alex Ovechkin.

That’s some pretty impressive company for the kid who hid in an airport broom closet to defect from the KHL 15 years ago. That’s the same kid who looked at Sidney Crosby and forced Crosby to go onto the ice next to last, “Three years, Super League.”

Here’s Malkin’s 1100th point.

The power-play goal was the 424th goal of Malkin’s career and his second point of the game. After two periods, the Penguins lead their East Division rival Boston Bruins 3-1.

Malkin played a big role in the Pittsburgh Penguins offense on Monday, just as he has for several weeks. Malkin’s first point extended his scoring streak to eight games. Malkin has an assist in eight straight games and four goals in that time.

This season, Evgeni Malkin has 24 points (8g, 16a) in 28 games. After a slow start, he and linemate Kasperi Kapanen have been making up for lost time.

Fittingly, Malkin’s 1100th point was assisted by Sidney Crosby and Kris Letang.

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HarkeyPuck
HarkeyPuck
4 months ago

We are so lucky to have 71 & 87 playing in our city for the last 15 years.

Like almost spoiled.

Craig
Craig
4 months ago
Reply to  HarkeyPuck

Like in the day of 66 & 68

Dave Davies
Dave Davies
4 months ago
Reply to  HarkeyPuck

We have been spoiled and you can see it when our awesome online fanbase crys and wants to fire the whole front office and coaching staff because the team that has Sid and Geno doesn’t win the cup every year. They’ve won 3 cups already. This isn’t 1985 anymore, teams don’t win 4 cups in a row anymore. For a team to win 3 cups in 10 years or so in a salary cap league is incredible. We should be thankful, not whiney and spoiled.

Dave Davies
Dave Davies
4 months ago

I’d love for Hextall to add a bit talent to the 4th line for a possible playoff run, but please, for the love of all that is sacred don’t try and add “size, and toughness” to this team. For one thing unless you’re going to replace the head coach then the big tough player/s aren’t going to get any ice time. It’ll be Ryan Reaves part two. For another thing this team can still win with speed. Just look at how they’ve skated rings around the bigger teams like Washington this season. I understand the arguments that some hockey people… Read more »

Bill L
Bill L
4 months ago

Well done Geno!

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