RECAP: Malkin Rage. PENS WIN



That moment when Malkin got punched in the face by Dwayne Roloson and held down by Victor Hedman
The rage that filled us apparently is nothing compared to the rage that drives Evgeni Malkin.
It doesn't happen very often when you see a star player get pissed and then just take over. Malkin did that against Tampa. And he finished with another 4-point night and another MVP-like performance.
Hope Steve Yzerman got really jammed up about this game and did something stupid.
Quick cap after the readmore:



This game was strangely closer than the final score indicates. Marc-Andre Fleury was simply outstanding early. He made a few big time saves. Before Malkin was the story of this game, MAF was.

And then after MAF was the star, the next story of the game was Jordan Staal.

Staal scored another shorthanded goal, Roloson left his 5-hole open. The game didn't really get fun until the second period when Dwayne Roloson gave Malkin a cheapshot sucker punch while Malkin was falling in front of him.

Malkin went completely insane after this. He buried a goal past Roloson and then gave him a death stare.

Via the Trib's Josh Yohe here is Malkin's take:

"I wanted him to see my face," Malkin said.

Yohe's recap is def worth a read too. Malkin trolling hard.

Malkin added his second goal, and it was pretty much the best thing that happened to anyone this week. His coast-to-coast trip should be a selection on

Malkin got this third goal later in the third. Shit was over anyway.





  • Matt Cooke getting hot at the right time as well.

Ryan Malone hasn't made a face like that since he vomited on the Southside and then tried to pay girls to eat it.

  • Paul Martin had the Internet on his stick early in the first. He had a semi breakaway and couldn't score.
  • Kunitz with an underrated snipe job for his goal
  • And yea, nothing else.