Penguins center Evgeni Malkin and Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist, likely the two leading candidates for NHL MVP, found themselves in a showdown Tuesday during the second period of a scoreless game.

Advantage, Malkin.

Malkin beat Lundqvist on a breakaway, and goalie Marc-Andre Fleury outplayed the Rangers' star, as the Penguins emerged with a 2-0 victory at Consol Energy Center. Fleury's shutout is the 22nd of his career, tying Tom Barrasso for most in franchise history.

The game's most memorable moment occurred 1:05 into the second period.

Malkin was aware of Lundqvist's reputation as perhaps the best goalie against breakaways. He just didn't care.

"Yes, he's good," Malkin said. "But I'm pretty good too, no?"