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Malkin's first KHL hat-trick (VIDEO)

Published time: December 24, 2012 14:02
Edited time: December 24, 2012 18:02

Metallurg player Yevgeny Malkin (RIA Novosti / Alexey Kudenko)

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Star forward Evgeny Malkin stole the show this week in the KHL with his Metallurg Magnitogorsk side going top in the East.

On Wednesday, the steelmakers beat Atlant 5-3 and Geno put his brilliance on show once again claiming four points and his first hat-trick in the league.

Struggling Atlant was edged out again on Friday by Traktor from Chelyabinsk with one of Russia's most gifted new generation players Evgeny Kuznetsov netting twice and adding one more goal to give his side a shoot-out win.

Meanwhile, the Gagarin Cup holders, Dynamo Moscow, are still top of the league, with Aleksandr Ovechkin having scored 16 goals. His latest against Metallurg Novokuznetsk was probably the most beautiful.

Dynamo’s cross-town rivals CSKA are still on the road to their full capacity performance. Pavel Datsyuk keeps giving us his magic on the ice assisting Patrick Davis, who opened for the Armymen against Ak Bars. But the visitors managed to come from behind through two from Kirill Petrov to win it 2-1

Watch the best moments of the KHL action, including the top saves of the week, in RT’s pick.