GLENDALE, Arizona - Evgeni Malkin has experimented with different skates, sticks and gear to try and break out of his personal doldrums.
But Malkin knows that his gear isn't the issue.
"That's not the problem. The problem is only in my head," he said pointing to his cranium. "I know that. My gear is fine. When you're not confident you change everything, gloves, sticks, skates."