Red Hot Pens Top Rangers 4-1

Malkin tallies hat trick, Pittsburgh unbeaten in regulation in 2008
By Doug Sweeney,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 14, 2008 9:51 PM CST
Pittsburgh Penguins' Geroges Lararque (27) tangles with New York Rangers' Colton Orr (28) in the first seven seconds of the first period of NHL hockey action at Pittsburgh Monday, Jan. 14, 2008. Both...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – The Pittsburgh Penguins continued their rampage through the NHL with a 4-1 win over the New York Rangers; the victory makes the Pens 9-0-1 in their last 10 games, the Associated Press reports. Pittsburgh was led by 21-year-old Evgeni Malkin, who had a hat trick less than two weeks after recording his first three-goal game on Jan. 3.

Equally as impressive as Malkin’s performance was that of Pittsburgh goaltender Ty Conklin, who stopped 43 shots and improved his season record to 10-0-1. The Penguins jumped out to an early lead on Malkin’s wrister just 3:31 into the contest; Pittsburgh would add two more first period goals. Sidney Crosby recorded two assists for Pittsburgh while Jaromir Jagr scored New York’s lone goal.