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Malkin tries to keep tear going in San Jose

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(Sports Network) - Evgeni Malkin attempt to mark his name further into NHL lore tonight when his Pittsburgh Penguins continue their road trip against the San Jose Sharks at HP Pavilion.

Malkin, the second-overall pick in the 2004 Entry Draft, has scored a goal in each of his first six NHL games -- the longest such run in 89 years. He became the first player to do so since the NHL's debut season of 1917-18. That season the trio of Joe Malone (14 games), Cy Denneny (12) and Newsy Lalonde (
all accomplished the feat.

An NHL player has not scored goals in each of his first seven games of a season since 1992-93, when Mario Lemieux started the campaign with a 12-game tear.

On Wednesday, Malkin scored twice, including the winner in overtime to cap the night, as the Penguins defeated the Los Angeles Kings, 4-3, in overtime at Staples Center.

Fellow rookie Jordan Staal also scored while Noah Welch netted his first goal of the season for the Penguins, who have won five games in a row for the first time since the 2001-02 season, when they won six straight.

Marc-Andre Fleury made 24 saves as the Penguins beat the Kings for the first time in nine meetings.

Sidney Crosby posted three assists to extend his point streak to five games (4g, 8a).

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