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PITTSBURGH — Evgeni Malkin isn’t done. The 33-year-old Penguins all-world center had a down year last season and vowed he would prove his value. Malkin has done that and is now carrying the Penguins in captain Sidney Crosby’s injury absence. Wednesday night, Malkin had five points, including two goals as the Penguins beat the Vancouver Canucks 8-6.

The Penguins trailed 4-2 in the third period before they rode a tidal wave of momentum and scored three goals in four minutes, and six goals in the third period.

“I understand, it’s my time. I’m trying to do my best,” Malkin said.

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Malkin now has 19 points, including six goals in just 14 games this season. He missed most of the first five weeks of the season after suffering an injury in the second game of the season. Malkin has clicked with Jake Guentzel, who also had four points (2g, 2a) on Wednesday night.

Our Shelly Anderson has already done the investigative reporting to see which Penguins center will get custody of Guentzel when Crosby returns, presumably in January.

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  1. Zane Gearhart

    November 27, 2019 at 11:48 pm

    Geno is averaging 1.5 PPG since coming back from his injury. Hes been playing great

  2. BIG B

    November 28, 2019 at 11:08 am

    I see a lot of people are already planning on Jake playing with Malkin permanently even when Sid comes back.My captain has been out 8 games and some of you are replacing him for good.I am also sick of the narrative that this team does anything to favor Crosby especially in the way of line mates.Jake is Crosby’s first great scoring line mate and don’t say Kunitz because both he and Dupuis were pluggers who Sid elevated.James Neal was acquired for Sid and given to Malkin when Sid got hurt,Kessel was acquired for Sid and only given 6 games there under Mike Johnston and never really put back.When people say Kessel did not play with Malkin it was a joke as the HBK line only formed down the stretch in 2016 when Malkin got hurt ,the rest of the regular season time Kessel played with Malkin.

    Malkin is a great player who still does not play a great two way game and still sucks in the face-off circle most nights.Crosby is a great two way player and a much more complete player and this team needs both to win a cup and if healthy with consistent goaltending i think they can and will win this year.If nobody is noticing they are the best team in the league so far and would and should be in first place if the goalie aka Murray was sharper.When i say first place i mean first overall and certainly first in the division which incidentally are all one and the same.

    Malkin is on fire right now and i wish he would fire the puck like last night all of the time but he still is not Sid and please people actually watch the games as he is still making massive mistakes like falling down on the Van 6th goal twice and not getting back up,like making that stupid over time play against NYR and not getting back .When he goes cold he will need to clean up his game.Please don’t take this as putting Malkin down as he is still a top 10 player in this league and maybe higher even if stays healthy like 2 years ago but i am hurt to see so many people tossing the captain overboard because a new seaman is doing o.k steering the ship.

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