After his team's 2-0 Game 3 victory over the Montreal Canadiens to go up 2-1 in their Eastern Conference semifinal series, Evgeni Malkin(notes) of the Pittsburgh Penguins still had causes for concern -- despite breaking out of his goal-scoring slump.
"The start of the game was very tough for us. We didn't start well," he said. "As the game went on we took back the initiative, but we definitely have to start the next game better. But it was tough tonight at first. It was such an atmosphere, such an arena, and their team started running, but our goalie played great tonight."
Malkin spoke with Sovetsky Sport's Gennadi Boguslavki after Game 3 in Montreal, and I've translated the conversation here.
Q. Did you change anything in your power play approaching this game?
MALKIN: When we are not scoring, we always try to change something every game. When we don't score on one power play, that's OK, it happens. But when we can't score on four or five, it's a bad sign, and of course something hasRead More »from Chatting with Evgeni Malkin: 'There is a lot more dirty play; but that's why the playoffs are so interesting'