|Evgeni Malkin (3G-17A-20Pts) has 10 points in his last eight games, all assists. Malkin, though, has now gone 14 games without a goal, the longest stretch of his career and is on pace for 12 goals this season. The eye test doesn’t lie, Malkin is passing up several shooting opportunities especially in the slot and when he’s shooting it’s a bad shot such as a slap shot from 55 ft out on a second period power play that missed wide against the Ducks. Malkin recorded 3 shots on goal vs the Ducks Monday night and Malkin has now recorded 3 shots or less in 13 of his last 14 games. The stats also don’t lie. He needs to get to the high scoring areas.|
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