Originally Posted by SteelMember
Actually, didn't Malkin keep his folks away during the finals because he was slumping with them in attendence?
I don't know - don't recall that being the case, could be wrong though, but I don't think I am. I remember him kicking ass with his parents being constantly in the stands and loved the camera going to Mama Malkin and her adorable reactions whenever Geno scored.
The success of Evgeni during those playoffs translated into Mama Malkin becoming a local celebrity on camera in Pittsburgh which translated into recipes printed in local papers that suggested her home cooking might have played a part (and other cute entries from the internet world) but who knows - who cares? He kicked ass during that playoff run and his parents just happened to be in the stands.
He did win the Conn Smythe, where within that is an overall slump?