This game was strangely closer than the final score indicates. Marc-Andre Fleury was simply outstanding early. He made a few big time saves. Before Malkin was the story of this game, MAF was.
And then after MAF was the star, the next story of the game was Jordan Staal.
Staal scored another shorthanded goal, Roloson left his 5-hole open. The game didn't really get fun until the second period when Dwayne Roloson gave Malkin a cheapshot sucker punch while Malkin was falling in front of him.
Malkin went completely insane after this. He buried a goal past Roloson and then gave him a death stare.
Via the Trib's Josh Yohe here is Malkin's take:
"I wanted him to see my face," Malkin said.
Yohe's recap is def worth a read too. Malkin trolling hard.
Malkin added his second goal, and it was pretty much the best thing that happened to anyone this week. His coast-to-coast trip should be a selection on expedia.com
Malkin got this third goal later in the third. Shit was over anyway.
- Matt Cooke getting hot at the right time as well.
Ryan Malone hasn't made a face like that since he vomited on the Southside and then tried to pay girls to eat it.
- Paul Martin had the Internet on his stick early in the first. He had a semi breakaway and couldn't score.
- Kunitz with an underrated snipe job for his goal
- And yea, nothing else.