Evgeni Malkin

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MOSCOW, March 4. /TASS/. “Pittsburgh” beat club “Tampa Bay” with the score 5:2 in the home match of the regular championship of National hockey League (NHL), the Russian forward of owners Evgenie Malkin scored two goals, gave an assist and also celebrated the anniversary of 700 games played in regular season of the League.

Malkin scored in the 29th and 37th minutes of the match, as the Pittsburgh penguins goals were scored by mark Streit (43), Justin Schultz (57) and Tom Kuhnhackl (59). In the “Tampa” distinguished Adam erne (27) with the transfer of Russian citizen Vladislav Namestnikov and Nikita Kucherov (42). After the game Malkin was named first star of the meeting, Streit, second Schultz to third.

The first goal Malkin.

Our boy is Malkin’ things happen on the power play. pic.twitter .com/vCfpVi3lnm

— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) March 4, 2017

For Malkin, this match was the anniversary, the 700th in the regular championship of NHL. Malkin – 27th Russian in League history who played at least 700 matches. The next person who reaches this level will be 30-year-old striker “new York Ilander” Nikolay Kulemin, on account of which 644 regular match. More all games had Alexei Kovalev – 1316 matches.

Malkin played 16 minutes, 57 seconds, having to put four shots on goal and spend two power reception. Now on account of the 30-year-old Russian 65 points (28 goals, 37 assists) in 56 games. In all, over 700 regular games Malkin has scored 825 points (323+502).

Malkin’s second goal.

The man can’t be stopped. pic.twitter.com/tj67mAZlPQ

— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) March 4, 2017

Kucherov played in the match 22 minutes, 52 seconds, scored a goal, caused seven shots and had three power reception. Forward “Tampa” extended his own scoring streak to five games in which he scored 13 points (7+6). Just now he has 62 points (28+34) in 56 matches.

Pittsburgh ranks third in the Eastern conference, scoring 86 points in 63 games. “Tampa” is on 12-th line, having 66 points after 63 games. In the next match in on Sunday night “Tampa” will meet with “Buffalo” in turn, “Pittsburgh” in the night of Monday is already on its platform will play against Buffalo.