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by Paul on 11/23/10 at 11:42 PM ET
from the CP at CBC,
It’s setting up as a memorable NHL scoring duel and not just because of the names at the top.
Steven Stamkos and Sidney Crosby have separated themselves from their peers a quarter of the way into the NHL season, racking up points at a rate not seen around the league in 15 years.
They both sat at 35 points through Monday’s games - putting them on pace to top 130. That hasn’t happened since Mario Lemieux captured the Art Ross Trophy with 161 points in 1995-96.
While some might expect the pace to slow as the season wears on, it’s possible the Pittsburgh Penguins captain and Tampa Bay Lightning forward could spur one another on. Recall that they tied for the league lead in goals last season, with Crosby scoring twice in his final game to briefly move ahead before Stamkos matched him with one into an empty net later in the day.
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