Art Ross Trophy race: Malkin, Stamkos, Giroux
ART ROSS TROPHY SCORING RACE
|Evgeni Malkin (PIT)||69||46||53||99|
|Steven Stamkos (TBL)||76||55||35||90|
|Claude Giroux (PHI)||72||27||59||86|
Evgeni Malkin (99 points) -- The Penguins' star had a pair of assists on Tuesday, but it wasn't enough as the New York Islanders ended a 13-game losing streak in Pittsburgh with a 5-3 victory. Malkin and the Penguins will get a chance to avenge the loss when they visit the Nassau Coliseum on Thursday night.
Steven Stamkos (90 points) -- Stamkos continues to put more pucks in the net than anyone else. One night after breaking the franchise single-season record with his 53rd goal, he adds Nos. 54 and 55 on Tuesday, though it wasn't enough to carry the Lightning to their second win in two nights -- Tampa Bay lost 4-2 in Boston. The Lightning visit New Jersey on Thursday.
Claude Giroux (86 points) -- Giroux fired six shots on goal Monday night, but was held without a point in Philadelphia's 5-3 loss to Tampa Bay. The Flyers don't play again until they visit Toronto on Thursday.