Penguins lead series 1-0
"It was really last second decision. All my penalty shots wasn't that great all the time, pretty much. So in the last second I just decided to shoot that puck as hard as I can. I didn't think about it, where to shoot, and to make any moves. Just as hard as I can."Malkin's a beast. Two goals, including the game winner and the nail in the coffin while shorthanded (a slapper from eight feet in front of Marty Biron), one assist, plus-3, a big hit on Braydon Coburn...— Evgeni Malkin
I'm not sure what the strategy is to counteract what he brought tonight, but I wish the Flyers luck.
Q. Sid, you ever seen anyone take a "Slap Shot" from that close in on a breakaway before?Penguins coach Michel Therrien gets the last word:
SIDNEY CROSBY: No.
Q. What were your thoughts?
SIDNEY CROSBY: Hey, it worked.
COACH THERRIEN: Yeah, you know what, he's fearless.It looked that way tonight.
UPDATE Wyshynski!'s got Malkin at the top of his Conn Smythe watch, which is hard to argue with given he's got a lead in the scoring race after only 10 games.