Giroux, Stamkos Close the Gap on Malkin

(2/17/12) Claude Giroux and Steve Stamkos each had a monster performance Thursday, closing the gap on Evgeni Malkin and moving within striking distance of the NHL scoring lead.

Giroux was brilliant on the night, notching five assists in a 7-2 rout of the Sabres and moving into second in overall points.  He's now only two behind Malkin, who has 69-points.



Steve Stamkos was equally impressive, recording two goals and two assists to push the Lightning past the Sharks 6-5 in OT.  He sits one point back of Giroux and three back of Malkin, and it looks likely we'll be watching a three-horse race for the Art Ross as the trio heads into the home stretch.