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Fetisov – about Malkin’s record in the NHL playoffs: one of the best hockey players in history

Evgeni Malkin scored a goal against the New York Rangers and took first place in the number of points in the NHL playoffs among all Russian players. “Now he is making history. Malkin is in great shape,” Fetisov said.

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Two-time Olympic champion and three-time Stanley Cup winner Vyacheslav Fetisov, in an interview with RBC Sport, commented on the achievement of Pittsburgh Penguins striker Evgeni Malkin, who became the top Russian scorer in NHL playoff history.

“Malkin is one of the best hockey players of all time in terms of versatility. A talented person and knows absolutely everything in hockey. Well done,” he said.

According to him, the value of a player who scores in the playoffs is very high and requires certain qualities. “Now he is making history. Malkin is in great shape, quickly recovered and is already setting new records, ”said Fetisov.

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Alexander Ovechkin and Evgeni Malkin

Malkin became the leading Russian scorer in NHL playoff history with a goal in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup first-round series against the New York Rangers. He beat Sergey Fedorov on points and came out on top. Now the Pittsburgh forward has 177 points.

Malkin’s rehabilitation after knee surgery, which the hockey player had in June last year, was delayed. At the end of September, Pittsburgh Pittsburgh general manager Ron Hextall announced that the 35-year-old Russian would miss the first two months of the NHL regular season. The head coach of the Russian national team Alexei Zhamnov said at the end of October that the hockey player would return to the ice in December.

Malkin began training on the ice on November 29, from December 27 he was allowed contact training, and on January 12, the striker took to the ice for the first time of the season in a match against the Anaheim Ducks.

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