The ballyhooed matchup of last season's top two rookies lived up to the hype, but Malkin -- this year's leading rookie -- was the star on Monday night.
He notched a goal and assisted on one by Crosby in regulation, then scored the decisive goal in the shootout as the Pittsburgh Penguins erased a four-goal deficit and beat Ovechkin's Capitals, 5-4, at Washington.
Chris Clark had two goals and two assists for the Capitals, who led, 4-0, in the second period. The Penguins rallied with goals from Maxime Talbot, Erik Christensen and Crosby, who scored for the fourth straight game. Malkin tied it 3:20 into the third period.
Ovechkin had the Capitals' only goal in the shootout.
Colorado 5, Carolina 2 -- John-Michael Liles and Joe Sakic scored power-play goals in the third period to lead the Avalanche to the victory at Denver.
San Jose 4, Phoenix 0 -- Vesa Toskala stopped 23 shots and Joe Pavelski scored for the fifth time in nine games to lift the host Sharks.