Crosby and Malkin: They ain’t scorin’

SPOILER ALERT: Crosby and Malkin have now gone 7 games without collectively scoring a goal. This is the longest they've ever gone.

SPOILER ALERT 2.0: Both players are closing in on tying their longest personal goalless stretches, as well. Malkin has gone 10 games without scoring, while Crosby has gone 7.

Here are the stats year by year:

2005-2006 REGULAR SEASON

Malkin: 3 years Super League.
Crosby: One 7-game, one 6-game, and two 5-game droughts.
 

2006-2007 REGULAR SEASON

Malkin: One 8-game and one 7-game drought.
Crosby: One 8-game. 2 goals in 19 games from January 30 to March 8.
Together: They had a 5-game dry spell from February 19th to March 1st. It is the second-longest such stretch of their career, second only to the current 7 games.

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PLAYOFFS

Malkin: One 5-game.

2007-2008 REGULAR SEASON

Malkin: Two 5-game.
Crosby: One 7-game and one 6-game.

PLAYOFFS

Malkin: 5-game in Stanley Cup Final.
Crosby: Two 5-game, one stretch including the first two games of Stanley Cup Final.

2008-2009 REGULAR SEASON

Malkin: One 10-game.
Crosby: Three 5-game and one 9-game.

PLAYOFFS

Malkin: One 5-game.
Crosby: 1 goal in final 8 games.

2009-2010 REGULAR SEASON

Malkin: One 11-game and two 5-game.
Crosby: Two 7-game.

PLAYOFFS

Malkin: 1 goal in final 9 games.
Crosby: 1 goal in final 8 games.

2010-2011 REGULAR SEASON

Malkin: Three 5-game and one 7-game. 2 goals in final 14 games before leg injury.
Crosby: One 5-game.
Together: They had a 4-game together from October 23 to November 3. At first glance, it looks like it was a 5-game, but Malkin didn’t play in the October 30 game.

PLAYOFFS

2011-2012 REGULAR SEASON

Malkin: One 6-game.
*Crosby: One 12-game spell amidst concussion comebacks. We’re inclined not to count this.

PLAYOFFS

Malkin and Crosby: 3 goals in 6 games each.

2013 REGULAR SEASON

Malkin: One 5-game.
Crosby: One 4-game.

PLAYOFFS

Malkin: 1 goal in final 8 games.
Crosby: 1 goal in final 7 games.
Together: Held scoreless final 4 games against Bruins.

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON

Malkin: 10-game.
Crosby: 7-game.
Together: Currently on a 7-game dry spell.

tl;dr: Malkin has gone scoreless in 10 games. The longest he's ever gone was 11 games in 2009-2010. Crosby has gone scoreless in 7 games. The longest he's ever gone was 12 games during his concussion comebacks. His second-longest stretch was 8 games in 2006-2007.

Source:
Malkin game log
Crosby game log

 

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