Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 01/22/12 at 12:06 PM ET
from Larry Brooks of the NY Post,
Evgeni Malkin’s dominance absent Sidney Crosby’s presence in Pittsburgh is reminiscent of the way Sergei Fedorov would take command in Detroit whenever Steve Yzerman was sidelined.
Malkin, meanwhile, continues to be the league’s sneakiest dirtiest player, enabled by officials who continue to allow him to go scot-free for plays such as the one midway through the first period of the match at the Garden on Thursday where he low-bridged Brian Boyle to avoid a check and in doing so sent the Ranger up and over.
It was an act distinct from the one that got Brad Marchand suspended for going low on Vancouver’s Sami Salo only by speed, distance and the absence of league discipline.
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