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Another Hat Trick for Malkin

(2/25/12)  Evgeni Malkin was up to his old tricks again Saturday, netting 3 goals for the third time this season.  One of his goals - scored on a phenomenal rush in which he maneuvered around the entire TB team - is currently being compared to Mario Lemieux's famous goal against the North Stars in the Cup Finals.  Malkin also added an assist, and he's now up to 77 points on the year, good for sole possession of the NHL scoring lead.  Kunitz, Neal and Jordan Staal all had multi-point games, while the only bright spot for the Lightning was Teddy Purcell, who scored his 17th.