Tightest scoring race in NHL history shaping up

For the first time in NHL history, there is a four-way tie atop the scoring race in March. Alex Ovechkin, John Tavares, Jakub Voracek and Nicklas Backstrom enter Tuesday's action with 65 points. Will one of them end the season as the top point-getter or someone else?

4-way tie at the top for the 1st time ever in March

From left, Washington's Alex Ovechkin, New York Islanders' John Tavares, Philadelphia's Jakub Voracek and Washington's Nicklas Backstrom entered Tuesday's action tied atop the NHL scoring race with 65 points. It's the first time in NHL history there has been a four-way tie into March, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. (Canadian Press/Getty Images/CBCSports.ca)

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.

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.

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?

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