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WATCH: ‘It’s My Time,’ Malkin Leads Penguins to Raucous Comeback Win



Evgeni Malkin Pittsburgh Penguins

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.

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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Zane Gearhart
Zane Gearhart
2 years ago

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

2 years ago

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… Read more »

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