Pittsburgh Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin had two assists in the game. match National Hockey League (NHL) playoffs against New York Rangers (3:5).
Thus, the Russian forward reached the 179th point in his NHL playoff career, approaching Ray Bourque with 180 points. According to this indicator, Malkin is 15th in league history and Bourque is 14th.
Recall that Pittsburgh opened the score in the 11th minute of the meeting. Jake Gyuntsel knocked on Igor Shesterkin’s doors. In the second period, Chris Letang increased his team’s advantage. But after that, the hosts came to work and within three minutes upset the opponent three times. In one of the scoring attacks, the Russian striker of Rangers Artemy Panarin took part. He made an assist. In total, in the playoffs of the tournament, the Russian managed to get six points (2 + 4). A few seconds after Jacob Truba’s goal, the same Gyuntsel upset Shesterkin again and regained the balance.
After that, only Rangers representatives scored. With 15 seconds left in the meeting, Ryan Lindgren set the final score at 5:3 in favor of the New York Rangers.
After this match, the series is 3-2 in favor of Pittsburgh. The next match between the teams will be played on 14 May.