To help celebrate NBC Rivalry Night, NHL.com will look at a rivalry within the rivalry of the featured game on Wednesday nights. For this week, we are trying to determine which star scorer -- Philadelphia Flyers center Claude Giroux or Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin -- can pull out of his slow start and resume his spot among the League’s top scorers.
Two seasons ago Evgeni Malkin had one of the best seasons of his career. He scored 50 goals for the first time and finished with a League-high 109 points. He scored 12 power-play goals, and set career highs with nine game-winning goals and 339 shots on goal. He capped the season by winning the Hart Trophy and Ted Lindsay Award.