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Penguins are one win from Stanley Cup title

Penguins are one win from Stanley Cup title

Evgeni Malkin seemed genuinely surprised by the fuss over the goal he scored Monday to lift the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 3-1 victory over the San Jose Sharks and propel them within one victory of claiming the Stanley Cup. 

Malkin had not scored a goal in six games and had scored only one in his previous 15 games, and a 6-foot-3, 195-pound forward tends to be noticed when he’s not producing. The Penguins had been winning without him, but his absence from the scoresheet was notable in a Stanley Cup Final whose first three games were each decided by one goal. 

So when he got behind the Sharks’ defense during a second-period power play and was alone by the...

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