Evgeni Malkin went home to get it.

He spent 119-day NHL lockout playing hockey with his hometown Metallurg Magnitogorsk of the Kontinental Hockey League. Childhood friends attended every Metallurg home game, after which Malkin always devoured borscht at his parents‘ house.

“My mom came to every (home) game,” Malkin said Tuesday after the Penguins‘ final full practice of an abbreviated training camp.

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