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Evgeni Malkin: Penguin Is Red Hot in the Playoffs

Published by on April 22, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

The Pittsburgh Penguins currently have a three-to-one advantage in their interstate series with the rival Philadelphia Flyers.

After a 3-1 victory at the Wachovia Center on Tuesday, Apr. 21, the Penguins will return to Mellon Arena this Thursday with a chance to end their first series of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Leading the way for the Pens is Evgeni Malkin. The Art Ross trophy winner is currently leading the league in goals and overall points (seven) in the playoffs. Incidentally he's also tied for most penalty minutes. Teammate Sidney Crosby is right behind Malkin with six points.

Malkin has scored four goals, one on a power play, and has assisted three times. As of right now, he looks to be an ea...

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