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Insider Only Will Alexander Ovechkin catch Evgeni Malkin?

Scoring Race
| 34 goals – 74 assists – 108 points |
Remaining Schedule: TB, NYI, MTL
| 55 goals – 51 assists – 106 points |
Remaining schedule: ATL, TB, FLA
Alexander Ovechkin has a six game point streak that includes 5 goals – 7 assists during that streak as he is now within two points of catching Evgeni Malkin for the NHL points lead
Both players have three games remaining and

 both players have opportunities to put up some points in their next two games. This week Malkin and the Penguins face off against the Tampa Bay Lightning and the New York Islanders, two of the worst teams in the National Hockey League. The Penguins finish the regular season against Montreal (92 points)
The schedule makers also favor Ovechkin with the Capitals next two games against Atlanta and Tampa Bay. The Capitals end the regular season against Florida (89 pts)
Head to Head comparison
vs Tampa Bay Lightning
| GP: 3 | 2 goals – 2 assists – 4 points |
vs New York Islanders
| GP: 5 | 5 goals – 3 assists – 8 points |
vs Montreal Canadiens
| GP: 3 | 2 goals – 1 assist – 3 Points |
vs Atlanta Thrashers
|GP: 5 | 3 goals – 4 assists – 7 points |
vs Tampa Bay Lightning
| GP: 5 | 6 goals – 7 assists – 13 points |
vs Florida Panthers
| GP: 5 | 4 goals – 4 assists – 8 points |

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William DePaoli

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William DePaoli is the President/Founder of Inside Pittsburgh Sports LLC and can be reached at wdepaoli@insidepittsburghsports.com

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