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Video: Malkin breaks out with first two goals of playoffs

Apr 28, 2014, 7:57 PM EDT

Pittsburgh Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin went into Game 6 of his first round series against the Columbus Blue Jackets with four playoff assists. He also hadn’t found the back of the net in his last nine postseason contests.

That was the longest playoff drought of his career, but he put it to an end midway through the first period of tonight’s game.

With his goal scoring slump finally over, Malkin started to make up for lost time. A little over four minutes letter, Malkin netted his second goal of the game during the Penguins’ first power-play opportunity of the night.

That put Pittsburgh up 2-0 going into the first intermission, but the Penguins can’t relax now. The team that scores first in this series is 0-5 and we’ve seen time and time again that two-goal leads aren’t safe.

With 40 minutes left and facing elimination, the Blue Jackets aren’t likely to go down quietly.

  1. pens87 - Apr 28, 2014 at 8:01 PM

    Far and away the best period of hockey the pens have played in a long time. But they will need to keep it going for two more periods to pull out the win here. If they soften up, the tide could turn quick.

  2. c9castine - Apr 28, 2014 at 8:01 PM

    shhhhhh.

  3. buckeye044 - Apr 28, 2014 at 8:04 PM

    he’s pretty good when he is interested.

  4. slaugin - Apr 28, 2014 at 8:09 PM

    Guy didn’t even look at the net and and still buries it top left corner. Lethal

  5. c9castine - Apr 28, 2014 at 8:15 PM

    sutter again. playing big time center right now.

  6. matt14gg - Apr 28, 2014 at 8:36 PM

    Can someone tell the Blue Jackets the game started at 7 please?

  7. c9castine - Apr 28, 2014 at 8:37 PM

    and theres your hat trick

  8. President Charles Logan - Apr 28, 2014 at 9:02 PM

    series over. they aint coming back in this game down 4 goals

    • 19to77 - Apr 28, 2014 at 9:31 PM

      Funny, by my count they’re only down by one.

      • President Charles Logan - Apr 28, 2014 at 9:47 PM

        ut… game over . 3 goals isnt 4 .

  9. mangoman1966 - Apr 28, 2014 at 9:20 PM

    Its over. 4 to 1. Columbus played hard this series. Gotta respect them.

    • 19to77 - Apr 28, 2014 at 9:30 PM

      Don’t look now, but the hockey gods are laughing. 4-3 now. Pens imploding yet again.

  10. iowa02 - Apr 28, 2014 at 9:21 PM

    There is something about Pierre McGuire that makes me stabby. He really can just make games unenjoyable.

    • mangoman1966 - Apr 28, 2014 at 9:24 PM

      You oughta hear Paul steigerwald for the pens. A real shill or a homer. Whatever you want to call him.

    • 19to77 - Apr 28, 2014 at 9:25 PM

      The fact that he can’t go three sentences without fellating Sidney Crosby comes to mind.

  11. 6superbowls - Apr 28, 2014 at 9:30 PM

    No lead is safe in the NHL. Not with stellar officiating to make piss poor calls to get teams back in the game.

    • 6superbowls - Apr 28, 2014 at 9:32 PM

      Kevin Pollock and Marc Joanette’s playoff season’s should be over after this series. They’re TERRIBLE!

  12. drewzducks - Apr 28, 2014 at 9:32 PM

    A sudden fleury of activity. Letang may be the best Blue Jacket in the ice. At least MAF makes sure that no Pens game is truly ever over.

  13. buckeye044 - Apr 28, 2014 at 9:34 PM

    crowd is amazing

  14. bsfan77 - Apr 28, 2014 at 9:46 PM

    Live it up Penns! Arent going to go far playing like that! Nothing to be sorry about CBJ. You played a great series

  15. 6superbowls - Apr 28, 2014 at 10:01 PM

    Typical Boston trolls out tonight. You girls need a life.

    • mangoman1966 - Apr 28, 2014 at 10:39 PM

      If Crosby gets moving beating Boston will be a reality. Ain’t worried bout flyers or rangers.. but this whole team has to jell. Its the only way to win a cup.

  16. bsfan77 - Apr 28, 2014 at 10:08 PM

    Love the bandwagon Penn fans back on how good the Penns are. 2 games ago you were all writing them off on here.

  17. President Charles Logan - Apr 28, 2014 at 11:15 PM

    bruins win one cup in the past 43 years and they troll and talk so much gunk lol

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