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YET THE ICE MAN cometh and last week in Las Vegas he was honored for being hot during the National Hockey league season. Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin, 25, completed a hat trick of sorts; he won the Hart Trophy for the league's top player (Sidney Crosby was the last Penguin to win this in 2007), the player-voted Ted Lindsay Award for outstanding player and the Art Ross Trophy as the league's top scorer. Although he missed seven games, he led the NHL with 109 points in 2011-2012, including 50 goals, a career best. He credited his success on the influence of his friend, fellow Russian and former Penguin Sergei Gonchar.
First Published June 24, 2012 12:00 am