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Videos: Stamkos, Steen and Ovechkin keep scoring

Nov 7, 2013, 10:01 PM EDT

Injuries, mid-season lulls and maybe even the 2014 Winter Olympics could all conspire to muck things up, but as it stands, the race for the Maurice Richard Trophy might just be the most captivating trophy battle in 2013-14.

The rich got richer on Thursday, as all three of the NHL’s leading goal scorers found the net.

St. Louis Blues forward Alexander Steen made it 14 goals in 14 games with this tally:

Washington Capitals winger Alex Ovechkin continues to be a terror on the power play. His 13th tally of 2013-14 was also the seventh he scored on the man advantage:

Teams might as well chalk up one Capitals power-play goal and hope for just that. The Capitals beat the Minnesota Wild 3-2 via a shootout on Thursday.

Steven Stamkos scored his 12th and 13th tallies of the season to truly get in the mix tonight:

The Tampa Bay Lightning kept their strong run going by beating the Edmonton Oilers 4-2.

  1. stakex - Nov 7, 2013 at 10:19 PM

    If they can avoid injury, I’m sure Stamkos and Ovechkin will be in this race till the end… but it should be interesting to see what happens with Steen. No one would ever mistake Steen as a big time goal scorer, and I would be curious to see if he has found a new level or if he comes crashing back down to earth.

  2. jhaegs - Nov 7, 2013 at 11:08 PM

    If you’ve watched Steen play over the last few years, like I have, his play isn’t that surprising. He has always hustled, and he’s finally getting more chances with the way Backes and Oshie are playing. No way this is a fluke.

  3. hazlydose - Nov 8, 2013 at 12:47 AM

    Why don’t more teams start to cheat on Ovi’s side on the PP? Its obvious that they are going to him.

    • blackfoot11 - Nov 8, 2013 at 10:12 AM

      That is what makes the Caps PP so deadly, if you cheat to any one side or player, the crisp passing to the slot, point or left dot (Ovi) is open for quality scoring chances. Brouwer and Green are just as productive as Ovi with there chances. Not to mention, Backstrom does an awesome job as the QB of the PP, with MoJo distributing as well.

    • hockeydon10 - Nov 8, 2013 at 11:57 AM

      The same reason Esposito was able to score so many from 8 ft in front of the goalie.
      The same reason Hull was able to score so many from the left circle.

      Instincts start to kick in and d-men creep toward the side the puck is on. This leaves that deadly one-timer from that soft spot between the defense and forwards.

    • flavadave10 - Nov 9, 2013 at 12:28 PM

      The Capitals are very good at getting him open. And all Ovechkin needs is a split second. Nicklas Backstrom and Marcus Johansson deserve a ton of credit for getting Ovechkin the puck in that split second.

  4. babykaby - Nov 9, 2013 at 12:01 AM

    Tell the Caps idiot announcer that it’s Ovi, not O.V. This guy has been covering the Caps since before Ovechkin got in the league and still, after all this time, he can’t pronounce the nickname of the Caps superstar. That alone should be enough to have him replaced. I’m so tired of having to turn off the sound because these guys suck so bad at their jobs. IT’S OVI, YOU STUPID INEPT JERK.

    • flavadave10 - Nov 9, 2013 at 12:29 PM

      Insulting Joe B and his awesome suits is borderline blasphemy. Joe B is awesome.

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