"It's more important that we win the game and (end) the series," Malkin said of the 10th time he's scored three times in a game in his career.
Malkin's 3 goals power Pens to Game 6 clincher →
"Going into the second round now, you feel so much better when you have confidence," said Malkin, who had not scored a goal in his last nine playoff games dating to last season. "I hope in the next round I can score more."
Pens advance after wild series vs Blue Jackets →