There’s no question that Sid the Kid gets a lot of Ladies… love. But consider his partner in hockey crime, Evgeni Malkin, for a moment. No, he’s not conventionally cute. But his talent on the ice makes him unabashedly HOT!
As of this writing, the Penguins are a game away from eliminating the Carolina Hurricanes and returning to the Stanley Cup Final for the second year in a row. Comparisons of these young guns to the Penguin Greats of a decade ago – Lemieux and Jagr – are rampant. They’re viewed as the saviours of this franchise. I won’t argue with anyone there. Sid and Malkin are sickeningly talented!
But back to Malkin – right now he is the team leader in points (28), second in goals scored (12 – two fewer than Sid), leads in assists (16) and is tied with Crosby for power play goals (5). Impressive feats, indeed.
Now consider this – in the Penguins’ last six games, Malkin has scored seven goals and nine assists, at least two points a game. The last time an NHL player had six consecutive multiple-point games in a playoff year was Buffalo’s Dale Hawerchuk in 1993.
The last Penguin to score that many points over six playoff games? Mario had 17 points over six games in 1992, the last time Pittsburgh won Lord Stanley’s Cup*.
But stats, schmats. To truly appreciate the awesomosity of Evgeni Malkin, you have to observe moments such as this one:
I smell MVP. You smell that?