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Penguins-Caps: Evgeni Malkin Upstages Sidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin in Game Three

Published by on May 6, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

While Alex Ovechkin got a goal and an assist and Sidney Crosby got two assists, it was Evgeni Malkin who upstaged these two high-profile superstars for a change in game three.

After Ovechkin and Malkin each got hat-tricks in game two, it was finally Malkin's turn to shine, logging one goal and leading the Pittsburgh Penguins for long periods throughout the game against the Washington Capitals.

Malkin gave the Penguins the lead at the 15-minute mark of the third period. It looked like the game-winner until Ovechkin set up a goal that sent the teams into overtime.

Crosby won the final faceoff in the first overtime period, and Mark Eaton got the puck to Chris Letang, who got his first playoff goal. It was not ...

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