Evgeni Malkin (15G-27A-42Pts) extended his points streak to 8 games with a 2 assist night in the Penguins 4-2 win over the Carolina Hurricanes. Malkin continued his surge in the points race moving a point behind Philadelphia’s Claude Giroux who leads the league with 43 pts. Malkin has 3 goals and 7 assists in his last three home games. Malkin’s line of Chris Kunitz and James Neal had another big night on the score sheet combining for 5 points and 18 shots on goal. The three have combined for 39 points in their last 8 games.