Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Final matchup between the Carolina Hurricanes and the Pittsburgh Penguins was a doozy with Rushan center Evgeni Malkin netting a hat trick as the Pens downed the 'Canes 7-4 at home. The victory increased Pitt's series lead to 2-0. Here is a look at the noteworthy Former Islander accomplishment:
Winger Bill Guerin assisted on the Pens' 1st and 4th goals. Guerin snapped a 4 game assist-less streak and now has 5 goals and 6 assists for 11 points on 13 games. Billy G has been in top form since joining the Penguins late in the season scoring 10 goals and adding 16 assists for 26 points on 30 games between the regular season and the postseason. The 11 points equals his prior playoff high from the 1995 playoffs when Guerin was with the Cup-winning New Jersey Devils. However it took Billy G 20 games to score 11 points (3 goals, 8 assists) instead of the much faster 13 of this current postseason.
Check back soon with FIW as we may have already reached the midpoint of the two conference finals.