Report: Penguins’ Malkin To Be Suspended For Four Games After Cross-Checking Predators’ Borowiecki

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According to the Pittsburgh Post Gazette’s Mike DeFabbo, Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin will be suspended for four games after cross-checking defenseman Mark Borowiecki in the team’s 3-2 overtime win over the Nashville Predators on Sunday.

After slashing the stick out of Borowiecki‘s hands with time waning in the second period, Malkin cross-checked him in the face, which forced blood to come out. The 36-year-old received a double-minor penalty on the play.

This is the second time that Malkin, who’s 1.00 points-per-game (37 in 37) ranks fourth on the Penguins this season, has been suspended in his 977-game NHL career. He has earned 17 goals.

The news is tough for a Penguins team that lost four in a row prior to Sunday’s victory with the Washington Capitals just four points behind them for third in the Metropolitan Division with two games in hand. The Capitals won by a score of 6-3 in Pittsburgh on Saturday.

The Penguins face the New York Islanders and Boston Bruins in two home-and-home series while Malkin will be out. The Bruins hold the first wild-card spot in the East with 95 points, one better than the Penguins (with two games in hand) and five than the Capitals (both teams have 10 games left).

The Penguins have just eight regular-season games remaining.

By Harrison Brown

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Harrison is a diehard Caps fan and a hockey fanatic with a passion for sports writing. He attended his first game at age 8 and has been a season ticket holder since the 2010-2011 season. His fondest Caps memory was watching the Capitals hoist the Stanley Cup in Las Vegas. In his spare time, he enjoys travel, photography, and hanging out with his two dogs. Follow Harrison on Twitter @HarrisonB927077
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7 Responses to Report: Penguins’ Malkin To Be Suspended For Four Games After Cross-Checking Predators’ Borowiecki

  1. Anonymous says:

    Ahahahahahaha 😂😂 We are catching them.

  2. Jon Sorensen says:

    It’s getting VERY interesting…

  3. Dave says:

    Make up for the kid getting nothing for punching Dowder.

    • steven says:

      Sad but it doesnt crosby does as he pleases and the league and officials do nothing. Dont want to see anyone get hurt however this is one player who deserved to not only have the snot beat out of him but to be put into the boards so hard he has to retire. And the same goes for malkin. Both are thugs that can play and score and therefore the league does nothing.

    • Diane Doyle says:

      Crosby should have probably been suspended for his misdeed on Saturday, as in 1-2 games. And should probably have been suspended a few other times, as well

  4. Anonymous says:

    Not even a mention of Crosby sucker punch. Ridiculous

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