Penguins' Evgeni Malkin Records 100th Career NHL Playoff Point

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Penguins' Evgeni Malkin Records 100th Career NHL Playoff Point
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With an assist on Jussi Jokinen's game-winning tally in the third period of Monday's 4-3 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets, Evgeni Malkin of the Pittsburgh Penguins recorded his 100th career NHL playoff point, per the team's official Twitter feed.

In doing so, Malkin became the 87th player in league history to reach the milestone. Among active skaters, he is tied for 10th place in that category with Daniel Alfredsson of the Detroit Red Wings. Meanwhile, Malkin is the sixth member of the Penguins organization to notch 100 career playoff points with the team.

Through the first three games of the Penguins' current playoff series against the Blue Jackets, Malkin, who missed the final 11 games of the regular season due to a foot injury, has recorded three assists. The Penguins hold a 2-1 edge in the series in advance of Wednesday's Game 4. 

Overall, the 27-year-old Malkin has suited up for 86 NHL playoff contests, with his best postseason run coming in 2008-09, when he notched 36 points in 24 games en route to earning both the Conn Smythe Trophy (as playoff MVP) and a Stanley Cup ring.

This past season, Malkin, the second overall pick in the 2004 NHL entry draft, recorded 72 points in 60 games for the Penguins, upping his career marks to 240 goals and 632 points in 518 regular-season NHL contests, all with Pittsburgh.

As the 2013-14 postseason rolls on, San Jose Sharks teammates Patrick Marleau and Joe Thornton will have an opportunity to join Malkin in the NHL's postseason 100-point club as soon as Tuesday night's Game 3 of their team's first-round playoff series against the Los Angeles Kings. Both players have recorded 99 career playoff points to date.

 

All statistics are courtesy of NHL.com unless otherwise noted.

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