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MALKIN SCORES TWICE IN TRAINING CAMP SCRIMMAGE

Friday, 09.15.2006 / 12:00 AM / News
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MALKIN SCORES TWICE IN TRAINING CAMP SCRIMMAGE
Evgeni Malkin’s two goals were the difference Friday.

The rookie tallied on a penalty shot and added another goal to lead the black squad to a 5-3 win over the white team in the first intrasquad scrimmage at Pittsburgh Penguins training camp at Mellon Arena.

The five-on-five contests are divided into two periods and any penalty results in a penalty shot. Connor James and Malkin both tallied penalty shots, while Andre Roy rifled a shot past Marc-Andre Fleury for a 3-0 lead at intermission.

Mark Recchi scored on a penalty shot for a 4-0 edge, while Nils Ekman and Sidney Crosby converted penalty shots for the white team to trim the deficit to 4-2.

Malkin sealed the contest with a nifty goal late in the period. Heading behind the net, Malkin flipped a shot on goal. The puck bounced off Dany Sabourin’s right leg on the short side and bounced in the net. It drew a chorus of cheers from the Mellon Arena crowd.

John LeClair closed the scoring for the white team when he tallied a penalty shot.

Training camp is open to the public Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

Free parking is available in the East Lot at Mellon Arena for the Saturday and Sunday sessions.

Concession stands and the PenStation gift shop will be open both days.

Also, individual game tickets for the 2006-07 season will go on sale Saturday at 10 a.m. And, the Penguins will hold a new and used equipment sale on Saturday from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Pittsburgh City Center Marriott, located across the street from Mellon Arena.

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