Late night hockey on the West Coast was very good to the Penguins they roughed up the Ducks 4-1 to stay red hot. But a familiar face returned to the lineup in spectacular fashion Evgeni Malkin.
For the first time since knee surgery that brought fourth a long and grueling recovery did not miss a beat. Seventy one scored not one
But two goals in his return to the lineup and added an assist to help the Pens seal the victory.
If this is the Malkin we can expect for the rest of the season the penguins are right at the forefront in the chase for a sixth cup in franchise history