Evgeni Malkin watched the puck hit the back of the net, dropped to a knee and let loose an emphatic fist pump as the largest crowd in the brief history of Consol Energy Center -- including his parents -- chanted "MVP! MVP!"

The Russian star's 50th goal of the season in Saturday's 4-2 win over Philadelphia sewed up the Art Ross trophy as the league's top scorer likely inched to his first Hart Trophy as the league's Most Valuable Player, but Malkin knows all the personal accolades won't mean a thing if the Penguins don't bring home their second Stanley Cup in four years.