Tightest scoring race in NHL history shaping up
4-way tie at the top for the 1st time ever in March
After several days of being glued to Twitter and eyeballing every move NHL teams made ahead of Monday’s trade deadline, it’s time to get back to watching game action and individual performances.
What many fans probably haven’t noticed is how tight the scoring race has become, with four players sharing the lead.
Interestingly, Washington’s Alex Ovechkin and linemate Nicklas Backstrom along with John Tavares of the New York Islanders and Philadelphia’s Jakub Voracek, all with 65 points, play Tuesday night.
Don't remember a scoring race this close this late in the season <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/nhl?src=hash">#nhl</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/artross?src=hash">#artross</a> <a href="http://t.co/f0KWVZxQej">pic.twitter.com/f0KWVZxQej</a>—@bigsee80
It’s the first time there has been a four-way tie atop the race in March, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.
Pittsburgh’s dynamic duo of Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby have 64 points, as does Chicago’s Patrick Kane, but that will be his season total after he had surgery last week to repair a broken left collarbone.
Calling it now. Crosby still wins the scoring race in the NHL even though he's played about 6 less games than everyone ahead of him.—@mikecrawf18
<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/GuinsWin?src=hash">#GuinsWin</a> Don't look now NHL, here comes Geno into the scoring race. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ArtRossTrophy?src=hash">#ArtRossTrophy</a>—@rckorb
Even the Flyers’ Claude Giroux, sitting 15th in league scoring with 59 points, is within striking distance.
So, which player do you believe will be awarded the Art Ross Trophy at season’s end as the top point-getter?
Share your thoughts with us.