Pittsburgh Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin
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Evgeni Malkin Gets Brutally Honest When Talking About Where His Career Is At

Published January 27, 2024 at 6:22 PM
BY JAMES CONNELLY
     
Evgeni Malkin, one of the best players of his generation, has recently faced scrutiny as his performance cooled off during the current season.

Malkin's Recent Struggles



In a month-long stretch, the 37-year-old center has grappled with goal-scoring woes, netting only three goals in his last 12 games. Things looked the worst when he accidentally contributed to an own goal against the Arizona Coyotes.




Despite these setbacks, Malkin has openly acknowledged his poor performance, recognizing that he hasn't met his usual standards. Here's what he said:

"I know people say I'm not good player now. For, like, maybe month or more, they are right. But I'm not done as good player. I know what is true." -Evgeni Malkin

Malkin's Redemtion With The Penguins



Malkin seized an opportunity for redemption in a crucial moment against the Florida Panthers. With less than a minute remaining in regulation, he netted a goal to tie the game, breaking his six-game goal drought. While this couldn't secure a win for the Penguins, it salvaged a point in a fiercely contested playoff race.


Although the Penguins ultimately fell short in overtime, Malkin's pivotal goal underscores his enduring impact on the team's performance. Hopefully, Malkin is able to continue to improve and show he is not done yet.

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