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March 13, 2018, 1:00 pm

Malkin's Continued Offensive Surge Nets Him NHL 'Third Star' of the week

No NHL participant has outscored the Penguins' Evgeni Malkin since the arrangement flipped to 2018. As a result, he continues to gathering accolades to indicate his violative surge. Today the NHL called him its 'Third Star' for the week termination March 11.

Malkin's Continued Offensive Surge Nets Him NHL 'Third Star' of the week
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No NHL participant has outscored the Penguins' Evgeni Malkin since the arrangement flipped to 2018. As a result, he continues to gathering accolades to indicate his violative surge. Today the NHL called him its 'Third Star' for the week termination March 11.

The NHL's second-prima player this time period with 87 points (39G-48A), Malkin tied for the NHL lead last week with 8 points (3G-5A) in four games. His aid entire was tied for second-most, and his 3 tallies tied for third-most. Overall this time period, Malkin's 87 points path league-leader Nikita Kucherov of Tampa Bay by one.

Already a two-time NHL marking prizewinning (2009 & 2012), Malkin is vying to go just the 9th participant in the past of the NHL to win 3 or more marking Crowns.

Malkin has been the NHL's most-dominating violative military unit in the 2018 arrangement year, prima all participants in both goals (25) and points (51) in that span. His 51 points are 10 more than the next-closest participant, teammate Sidney Crosby (41). Malkin's 26 aids are fourth-best.

A 25-goal marking fling in his past 30 games has push Malkin into the mix for the NHL goal-marking Crown as well. On Sunday evening, he registered his 39th goal of the time period, putt him one down NHL co-goal-marking leaders Alex Ovechkin and Patrik Laine.

It's already the fourth time this time period that Malkin has been honored with monthly or weekly NHL star honors. He was the league's 'First Star' for January, then followed that up by capturing its 'Second Star' in February. Malkin also won 'First Star' honors for the first week of February. 

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    Heading into Monday's games, Malkin was tied for the NHL lead in March with 11 points (3G-8A) after picking up at least one aid and point in all six of his appearances this month. His 8 aids in March also paced the league.

    Last month, Malkin tied for the NHL lead in points in February with 21, and was third in goals with 10. During the month of January, Malkin led the NHL with 12 goals, and only Crosby (21 points) had more points than Malkin's 19.

    Further illustrating Malkin's dominance in 2018, he has picked up at least one point in 24 of 30 games; at least two points in 16 of 30 contests; and 3 or more points in nine of 30 games.

    Malkin, who surpassed the 900-point plateau in February, leaped Pavel Datsyuk for fifth place on the NHL's all-time marking list among Russian-born participants when Malkin collected his 919th career point against Dallas.

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