PITTSBURGH -- Things are pretty good for Pittsburgh Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin these days.
The Penguins defeated the San Jose Sharks 2-1 in overtime in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday, one day after his fiancée, Anna Kasterova, gave birth to the couple's first child.
"I'm happy, I'm a happy guy," Malkin said following the Game 2 victory, which gave Pittsburgh a 2-0 lead in the best-of-7 series. "I'm just enjoying my family."
His son, named Nikita, was born Tuesday morning. He weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce. If those numbers look familiar, they should -- Malkin wears No. 71 for the Penguins.
"I have a picture. It's unbelievable," Malkin said. "I know it was my son."
Malkin said the Penguins have given him a few jerseys and presents for his son. With two more victories against the Sharks, Nikita will get the ultimate gift - the Stanley Cup. But Malkin said the Penguins have to forget about having a 2-0 series lead when they play the Sharks in Game 3 at SAP Center on Saturday (8 p.m. ET: NBCSN. CBC, TVA Sports).
"We know it's a tough place to play. We need to be ready," said Malkin, who had four shots on goal, one on a dazzling spin-o-rama in the second period, in 17:41 of ice time in Game 2. "We need to have short memories."
That, of course, will be impossible to do when it comes to the birth of his son.
"It was a great moment in my life," Malkin said.