Top-5: Art Ross Career

The season is coming to an end in the NHL. Most teams only have half a dozen games left to play. These are the results of the matches on April 19.

1. Jonathan Huberdeau ranks first in NHL scoring

The race for the Art Ross Trophy, awarded to the top scorer in the NHL, promises to be an interesting one. With three points last night, Jonathan Huberdeau edged out Connor McDavid for first place in points.

The Quebecer now has 111 points.

It was on teammate and captain Aleksander Barkov’s third goal of the match that Huberdeau gave himself a priority point over McDavid.

As for Barkov, he scored all three goals against the New York Islanders. Florida just isn’t losing anymore.

2. Third consecutive shutout for the Rangers

When we think of the Art Ross Trophy, we can also talk about the Hart Trophy, awarded to the most valuable player. Jonathan Huberdeau and Connor McDavid will definitely be contenders for the trophy. Another likely finalist at the Hart is Igor Shesterkin, the Rangers goalie.

The Russian is having a dream season and yesterday he stopped all 31 shots he faced en route to his sixth straight shutout of the season. The team has three in a row and has gone 180 minutes and six seconds without allowing a goal.

In 51 games this season, Shesterkin is averaging two goals per game and has a .936 save average. If you’re not a Hart Trophy finalist (at least), you’re in big trouble. He is likely to become the first goalkeeper since Carey Price in 2015 to earn such an honour.

3. 40 goals by Matt Duchene

After a more than disappointing 2021 season, Matt Duchene is having a thunderous season in 2021-2022. The Canadian striker yesterday scored his 40th goal of the season.

He became the first player from the young Preds franchise to score that many goals in one season.

His teammate Filip Forsberg, who has 39 goals under his belt, could well reach this mark at the end of the season.

For Duchene, after accumulating 13 points in 2021, this year he has 78 points in 73 games.

Also, it was his 900th game in the NHL.

Nashville defeated the Calgary Flames in a shootout.

4. Steven Stamkos joins Martin St-Louis

In a 4-3 loss against the Detroit Red Wings, Steven Stamkos still did very well. He has participated in all Rayo’s goals.

In his career, the Tampa captain has accumulated 953 points. He is tied with Martin St-Louis for the most points in franchise history. He will pass it shortly.

The interim head coach of CH, he has 1033 career points, but 80 with the Rangers and Flames.

This season, while St. Louis is behind one bench, Stamkos has 87 points in 75 games.

5. Pavel Buchnevich and Robert Thomas are on fire

The St. Louis Blues may not have the most stars, but all of their players play inspired hockey. Pavel Buchnevich and Robert Thomas, who are not the biggest names on this team, are on fire.

Buchnevich earned a point in his 11th straight game yesterday. He scored the first goal of the match and got an assist on the team’s second goal. They still lost 3-2 to the Bruins.

For his part, Robert Thomas has almost two points per game for 14 games. He has exactly 26 points during this sequence. Yesterday he scored the second goal for his team.

With that overtime loss combined with Wild’s victory, Craig Berube’s team fell to third place in the division. If the playoffs started today, the two teams would meet in the first round, but Minnesota would have home-court advantage.

Much

– Mike Bossy honored by the Islanders.

– Match 500 for the Quebecer.

– Quiet.

– 10,000 saves for Andrei Vasilevskiy

– Spectacular.

– 30th goal by Kevin Fiala

– Barkov, Huberdeau and Stamkos lead the charge.

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– Four games on the bill tonight.

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