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Malkin, Crosby score from cheap seats in 'Extreme Shooting Challenge'

Penguins centers showed off incredible range with competition at PPG Paints Arena

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / Staff Writer

Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin proved they can hit the net basically from anywhere.

The Pittsburgh Penguins All-Star centers showed their amazing shooting skills by launching pucks from the cheap seats into a net on the ice at PPG Paints Arena.

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The challenge, dubbed Extreme Puck Shooting, consisted of two rounds where Malkin and Crosby shot pucks from a small surface at the top of the arena's 200 level. That either could score from that distance, into either a regulation net or the smaller net that came out in the second round, is amazing.

But Malkin and Crosby combined to shoot 6 for 18 (33 percent) from that distance, which is remarkable.

Makin, who hit on three of his first five attempts into the big net, reigned by topping Crosby 5-3.

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