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Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin score, Pittsburgh Penguins win

They have a 69-4-1 record when that happens. Nice.

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Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin are two of the very best players in the world today. That much is hard to deny, especially when they both have 60 points this season - Crosby sitting second in league scoring with 66 (and first with 33 goals), Malkin tied for sixth with 60, and both having played fewer games than everybody else. (They’re first and third in points per game this year: 1.25 for Crosby, and 1.15 for Malkin.)

And even though the two of them were a little penalty-happy against the Carolina Hurricanes, they both scored: Crosby the game-winner, Malkin the insurance goal.

It’s the 74th time both Crosby and Malkin have scored in the same game. And, via the Elias Sports Bureau, well, that generally bodes well for the Penguins, as they have a 69-4-1 record in those games (a .939 points percentage).

Not to mention the fact that they’re 32-0-0 over the last four seasons when they both score.

You... really can’t get much better than that. When two players of that talent level are on their game at the same time, it makes sense that a team like the Penguins would be really, really hard to beat - if not, evidently, just about impossible.