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Double Trouble - 12-17-08

Written by Seth Rorabaugh on .

Through last night's games, Evgeni Malkin (49 points) and Sidney Crosby (44) still remained on top of the league's scoring leaders. Washington's Alex Ovechkin is the biggest threat to break up this dynamic duo at the top with his 42 points.

Should Malkin and Crosby hang on to their leads and finish the season in first and second place in the scoring race, it would be the first time teammates led the league in scoring since Mario Lemieux and Jaromir Jagr (above) did it with the Penguins in the 1995-96 season.

While accomplishing this feat for the first time in 13 years would certainly be notable, it's hardly unique. In fact, it's happened 30 times including at least once every decade (except for this one) since the league's formation in 1917.

Since we're hockey geeks, we sorted through HockeyDB.com for a few hours and came up with a list showing every instance of a team claiming the NHL's top two (or on some occasions, three or four) point producers:

Season Team Players (Points)
1995-96 Penguins Mario Lemieux (161)


Jaromir Jagr (149)
1991-92 Penguins Mario Lemieux (131)


Kevin Stevens (123)
1986-87 Oilers Wayne Gretzky (183)


Jari Kurri (108)


Mark Messier (107)
1983-84 Oilers Wayne Gretzky (205)


Paul Coffey (126)
1974-75 Bruins Bobby Orr (135)


Phil Esposito (127)
1973-74 Bruins Phil Esposito (145)


Bobby Orr (122)


Ken Hodge (105)


Wayne Cashman (89)
1971-72 Bruins Phil Esposito (133)


Bobby Orr (117)
1970-71 Bruins Phil Esposito (152)


Bobby Orr (139)


John Bucyk (116)


Ken Hodge (105)
1969-70 Bruins Bobby Orr (120)


Phil Esposito (99)
1966-67 Blackhawks Stan Mikita (97)


Bobby Hull (80)
1965-66 Blackhawks Bobby Hull (97)


Stan Mikita (78)
1963-64 Blackhawks Stan Mikita (89)


Bobby Hull (87)
1960-61 Canadiens Bernie Geoffrion (95)


Jean Beliveau (90)
1958-59 Canadiens Dickie Moore (84)


Jean Beliveau (91)
1957-58 Canadiens Dickie Moore (84)


Henri Richard (80)
1956-57 Red Wings Gordie Howe (89)


Ted Lindsay (85)
1954-55 Canadiens Bernie Geoffrion (75)


Maurice Richard (74)


Jean Beliveau (73)
1952-53 Red Wings Gordie Howe (95)


Ted Lindsay (71)
1951-52 Red Wings Gordie Howe (86)


Ted Lindsay (69)
1949-50 Red Wings Ted Lindsay (78)


Sid Abel (69)


Gordie Howe (68)
1948-49 Blackhawks Roy Conacher (68)


Doug Bentley (66)
1944-45 Canadiens Elmer Lach (80)


Maurice Richard (73)


Hector Blake (67)
1941-42 Rangers Bryan Hextall, Sr. (56)


Lynn Patrick (54)
1939-40 Bruins Milt Schmidt (52)


Woody Dumart (43)


Bobby Bauer (43)


Bill Cowley (40)
1937-38 Maple Leafs Gordie Drillon (52)


Syl Apps (50)
1933-34 Maple Leafs Charlie Conacher (52)


Joe Primeau (46)
1931-32 Maple Leafs Harvey Jackson (53)


Joe Primeau (50)
1927-28 Canadiens Howie Morenz (51)


Aurel Joliat (39)
1921-22 Senators Harry Broadbent (46)


Cy Denneny (39)
1918-19 Canadiens Edward Lalonde (32)


Odie Cleghorn (29)

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