Alex Stalock

Malkin, Crosby lead Penguins past Wild 6-3

Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan can see confidence beginning to build for rookie forward Dominik Simon.

Playing alongside Sidney Crosby certainly helps.

Simon scored twice, Evgeni Malkin also scored two power-play goals and Crosby had three assists to reach another career milestone as the Penguins topped the Minnesota Wild 6-3 on Thursday night.

"I think when a player gets called up for the first time, there's a bit of a wow factor and after that experience is over, I think players tend to settle in," Sullivan said of Simon. "With each additional time players are called up, they get more comfortable with their surroundings and that's what...

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