Media Blitz begins for Evgeni Malkin

 

Regardless of the outcome of the next two games, the Pittsburgh Penguins have begun a media blitz for Evgeni Malkin to get serious Conn Smythe Trophy consideration. The Conn Smythe Trophy is awarded to the most valuable player in the Stanley Cup playoffs and the award can go to a player on the winning team or the losing team. Anaheim Ducks goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere was the 2003 Conn Smythe Trophy Winner, despite the Anaheim Ducks losing to the New Jersey Devils in seven games during the Cup Finals. 2003 was also the last year that the home team won every game in the Stanley Cup Finals. 2009 Top Candidates 1. PIT Evgeni Malkin (14g-21a-35pts-+2) – The playoffs points leader has been the most dominant player in the series aside from his antics in game 5. Malkin has 12 multi-point games in the playoffs and holds an 11 point edge overRead More »