Malkin scored his fifth goal in three games since returning from injury and finished with a five-point night as the Penguins routed the Phoenix Coyotes 6-1. Kris Letang(notes) scored his sixth of the season and Sidney Crosby(notes) ended up with three points to extend his points streak to 21 games. Marc-Andre Fleury(notes) won for the eight time in his last nine starts at CONSOL Energy Center.
Enstrom scored twice and added two assists as the Thrashers beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 6-3. The Thrashers went up 5-1 early in the third period on Enstrom's second of the night. Fredrik Modin(notes) scored twice, Dustin Byfuglien(notes) added two assists and Ondrej Pavelec(notes) stopped 37 shots in the win. With the victory the Thrashers reclaimed the top spot in the Southeast Division, as well as the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference.
Behind Hiller's 45 saves, the Ducks ended a two-game skid with a 3-0 shutout of the Boston Bruins. Hiller made 18 saves in each of the final two periods and Brandon McMillan(notes) recorded his first multi-point game of the season with a goal and an assist. It was Hiller's second shutout of the season as he improved to a 3-0-0 lifetime against the Bruins.
Honorable mention: Penguins defenseman Deryk Engelland(notes) continued his reign of being the knockout king of the NHL this season with a KO of Taylor Pyatt(notes) ... Ryan Getzlaf(notes) and Andreas Lilja(notes) played in their 400th and 500th NHL games, respectively ... Tomas Vokoun(notes) stopped 26 shots and Evgeny Dadonov(notes) and Dmitry Kulikov(notes) each had a goal and an assist as the Florida Panthers blanked the Philadelphia Flyers 5-0. The shutout was the 14th of Vokoun's career as Florida won for the fifth time in seven games ... Steven Stamkos(notes) tallied his 100th career goal and Brett Clark(notes) and Dominic Moore(notes) each had two points as the Tampa Bay Lightning upended the Carolina Hurricanes 5-1. Dan Ellis(notes) made 21 saves and Martin St. Louis(notes) scored and added two assists. Tampa captain Vincent Lecavalier(notes) recorded his 750th NHL point on Sean Bergenheim's(notes) goal in the second period ... Martin Havlat(notes) and Cal Clutterbuck(notes) scored a goal and had an assist, while Nicklas Backstrom(notes) made 34 saves as Minnesota beat Calgary 4-1. Backstrom improved to 7-1-1 in his last nine starts. The Wild's power play went 2-for-3 and scored with the extra man for the first time since November ... Roberto Luongo(notes) needed just 15 saves and Ryan Kesler(notes) scored his 16th goal of the year as Vancouver beat St. Louis 3-1. Kesler's goal gives him nine points in six games as the Canucks won for the ninth time in 11 games. Rookie Aaron Volpatti(notes) scored his first NHL game.
Did you know? "Steven Stamkos (20 years, 316 days) became the sixth NHL player to reach 100 goals before his 21st birthday ... Other players with 100 goals before turning 21 include Wayne Gretzky, Jimmy Carson, Brian Bellows, Dale Hawerchuk and Ilya Kovalchuk(notes)." (AP)
Dishonorable mention: After allowing four goals on 22 shots, Sergei Bobrovsky(notes) was pulled for the second time this season ... Calgary's special teams were abysmal against Minnesota with the power play going 0-for-4 and the penalty kill unit allowing two power play goals on three opportunities ... Jonas Gustavsson(notes) has lost seven of his past eight starts ... Leafs fans are still enjoying tossing some waffles ... Finally, Keith Yandle(notes) is going to want this play back: