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Drive to the Net: Malkin’s ‘spectacular’ spin

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Evgeni Malkin undresses Kevin Hayes. - MATT SUNDAY / DKPS

Being a linemate with Evgeni Malkin can be demanding. It requires one to play with a defensive conscience, to play with the requisite speed to keep up and the vision to see a play before it develops. But it also comes with certain fringe benefits.

Such as?

"When NHL Network is playing the top 100 goals of the season, I'll be in the highlight reel now," Zach Aston-Reese was telling me of his assist on Malkin's second goal Sunday afternoon.

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