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Watch: Malkin gets the Penguins on the board with a highlight-reel goal

The 29-year-old added his second of the night less than three minutes later. Malkin now has seven goals and three assists in his last five games.
The Hockey News

The Hockey News

Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin extended his goal-scoring streak to three games in highlight-reel fashion on Saturday night.

Malkin stripped Oilers’ defenseman Oscar Klefbom of the puck and then used a spin-o-rama move around Mark Fayne before beating Anders Nilsson with a backhand shot for his 10th of the season.

He added his second of the night less than three minutes later to tie the game 2-2.

The 29-year-old now has seven goals and three assists in his last five games.

“It’s all practice. I have great speed. I know the defenseman was a little bit stuck in the middle (of the ice) and I have a spin-o-rama and a backhand shot," Malkin told the Root Sports broadcast during the second intermission. "Usually my backhand (doesn’t) work, but I’m lucky today it worked.”

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