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Malkin makes big mistake

With a 2-0 lead and the Penguins on a power play, Evgeni Malkin made the mistake of taking a bad penalty when he reacted to a non-call by hitting Montreal defenseman Josh Gorges in the face.
The roughing penalty put the Penguins in a 4-on-4 instead of a man-advantage, then the penalty kill when it should have been even strength.
The Canadiens were looking for defenseman Marc-Andre Bergeron on the power play, and it’s no wonder. At today’s morning practice, Bergeron put a spider web in the glass behind the Penguins net with a slap shot.
Bergeron got his opportunity on a one-timer from the right point, but Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury made a nice pad save to stop it.

Comments

  1. Salvatore says:

    it would be advantageous if Malkin would unleash his slapshot a lot more!!! He did that during last years Cup Running Win and was the primary reason for his Conn Smythe Trophy…He had ample time to shoot the puck!!

  2. Bobby O says:

    I saw the replay and he never made contact with Gorges face. Josh sold it anyway and they gave him the penalty. This doesn’t excuse Malkin for the “attempt” at a rough, but the credit goes to Gorges on the penalty call.

    Let Bergeron shoot the puck all game long if all he can do is hit glass. Sadly, the Pens have a couple players who miss the net 90% of the time too.

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