The top two scorers in the NHL — Pittsburgh’s Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby — will face one of their stiffest tests of the season against the top team in goals allowed, the Boston Bruins, tonight at Mellon Arena. The Bruins are allowing just 2.11 goals per game through their first 36 contests.
Malkin (15-44-59) and Crosby (15-34-49) have plenty of help though, including Jordan Staal (11-10-21), who tonight will become the youngest player ever to reach 200 games played in the NHL. Another historic note: Crosby will be skating in his 250th career game, and according to the Elias Sports Bureau his 114-229-343 points total is the sixth-most by a player in his first 250 outings. (more…)