March 1st, 2012The Penguins have dozens of faceoff plays designed to take advantage of individual player abilities and manipulate defenders. With the addition of a pure sniper in James Neal, Malkin’s line has suddenly become as dangerous off the draw as they are on a three-man rush up ice.
December 22nd, 2011Malkin’s injury gave him a new perspective on the game he used to show up and offensively dominate at will. He committed himself to a grueling offseason conditioning program and has matured as a teammate within the demands of Bylsma’s system.
January 12th, 2011This isn't the first time it has happened to us. It keeps happening and we got to do something about it. We learn how to close out the games, especially these close ones. Two goal lead...they say it's the worst lead in hockey and it proved to be for us.
- Zbynek Michalek after a 4-2 loss to Boston on Monday