Buzzing on Yahoo Sports:
Sign up for Yahoo Fantasy Hockey

Evgeni Malkin’s brilliant goal vs. Tampa Bay Lightning, an annual tradition (VIDEO)

Evgeni Malkin returned to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Monday night, his first game since being concussed against the Florida Panthers on Feb. 22. He celebrated by undressing, abusing and embarrassing the Tampa Bay Lightning defense for an unassisted goal of the year candidate in the third period:

That’s Eric Brewer sliding after the puck. That’s Matt Carle attempting to cut off Malkin’s approach to the goal. That's Anders Lindback in the crease, anticipating the shot before realizing the puck was moving laterally in front of him.

[Also: Juniors hockey player embarrasses self with epic tantrum]

That was Evgeni Malkin, doing what Evgeni Malkin does.

And he seems to enjoying doing it to the Lightning defense. Please recall this Feb. 25, 2012 goal in Pittsburgh against the Bolts.

Tonight must feel like “Die Hard 2” for Eric Brewer.

More NHL video from Yahoo! Sports:

Other popular content on Yahoo! Sports:
Baylor coach Art Briles a fan of the Stanky Legg
Detroit Tigers pitcher Brayan Villarreal's family survives armed kidnapping
Female kicker's NFL tryout falls unfortunately short
Scrutiny intensifies on Rory McIlroy's stunning walk-off

Win cash prizes, pick a fantasy roster for just one day, join in minutes!

Learn how to play

Contest Entries Entry Fee Prizes Starts (EDT)
NHL $1.3K Tournament [$125 to 1st] 251/1478 $1 $1300 Today 7:00 PM Enter
NHL $1.5K Tournament [$150 to 1st] 70/341 $5 $1500 Today 7:00 PM Enter
NHL $2 Double Up [Win $4] 22/114 $2 $200 Today 7:00 PM Enter
View Comments (27)