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Malkin ties Super Mario in Pens history

Where does the Russian superstar rank all-time amongst the Penguins greats?

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By lifting his Pittsburgh Penguins 5-4 over the New York Rangers in overtime last night, Pens forward Evgeni Malkin further cemented himself in the team’s pantheon of legends. Malkin’s OT winner ties him with Hall-of-Famer and team owner Mario Lemieux as the franchise’s all-time leader in overtime goals.

Malin was untouched all alone in the slot, as he took a pass from Phil Kessel after an awful turnover from Rangers captain Ryan McDonagh. Check it out:

Ouch. That’s an ugly one for the Rangers, BUT the Pens will take it. 

As for Malkin, the 31-year-old center now has 330 goals and 840 points in 713 games as a Penguin. He has a ways to go to catch Lemieux however, who boasts an incredible 690 goals and 1723 points in 915 career games.