QUOTE(toby91_ca @ February 22, 2007 - 11:53AM)
Actually, no, unless you consider his first 3-4 games all season long, I would have to say that you are wrong.
They occasionally play together on the power play (occasionally) and very sparingly are put together late in the 3rd period if they are down a goal and are really pushing to score.
Not sure why you think they have played on the same line pretty much all season.
That's odd. I have the Centre Ice Package and have watched over 30 of their games. Up until the middle of January I saw Malkin as Crosby's LW. Only in the last few weeks has Malkin switched back to centre, centering a line with Staal on the LW and Armstrong on the RW.
EDIT: I just did a google search and it was noted on October 24th when the Pens put Malkin on his wing. The boxscore was:
1ST PERIOD NJD PIT
7:40 Scott Gomez
Assists: Brian Gionta, Brad Lukowich 1 0
13:37 Nils Ekman
Assists: Mark Eaton 1 1
2ND PERIOD NJD PIT
1:26 Sidney Crosby
Assists: Evgeni Malkin, Ryan Whitney 1 2
4:53 Jordan Staal
Assists: Nils Ekman, Mark Recchi 1 3
3RD PERIOD NJD PIT
8:02 Sergei Brylin
Assists: Jim Fahey, Patrik Elias 2 3
10:41 Evgeni Malkin
Assists: Sidney Crosby, Ryan Whitney 2 4 http://sports.espn.g...ameId=261024016
This is only one game I know, but if you check www.tsn.ca and look for the Pens schedule and results you will see that Crosby and Malkin hooked up for several EVEN STRENGTH goals until about late January.
In fact, TSN even has Malkin listed as a C/LW because of where he's played the majority of the year. TSN's usually spot on with where a player is currently playing.
Edited by Hank, 22 February 2007 - 12:22 PM.