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Surprising Penguins go for sixth straight victory

Nov 4, 2006 - 5:08 PM Pittsburgh (7-3-0) at San Jose (9-5-0) 10:30 pm EST

SAN JOSE, California (Ticker) -- The Pittsburgh Penguins are arguably the biggest surprise in the NHL this season.

The Penguins go for their sixth straight victory when they play the San Jose Sharks on Saturday in the third game of a four-game West Coast swing.

Pittsburgh earned a dramatic 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday. Rookie sensation Evgeni Malkin scored two goals, and both were highly significant.

His first gave him a goal in his first six career NHL games, as he became only the fourth player in league history to accomplish the feat.

Malkin's second goal won the game for Pittsburgh at 2:45 of overtime when he stood at the edge of the Los Angeles crease and banged home a rebound.

The Sharks try to bounce back from a 2-1 defeat at the hands of the New York Rangers on Thursday.

Defenseman Kyle McLaren scored the lone goal for the Sharks, who went scoreless in five power-play opportunities.

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