Tampa Bay's Martin St. Louis, who will be 38 in June, became the oldest player to win the NHL scoring title. He took over the lead Wednesday from Sidney Crosby, who had held it since suffering a broken jaw on March 30. St. Louis finished with 17 goals and 60 points in 48 games, three points ahead of teammate Steven Stamkos (29 goals, 57 points). St. Louis previously won the scoring title in 2003-04. Undrafted, cut by two NHL teams, written off as too small, he's a great lesson in perseverance. Congrats also to Washington's Alexander Ovechkin for winning the goal-scoring title, with 32 in 48 games.
Congratulations to veteran defenseman Jay Bouwmeester, who will make his playoff debut in his 10th NHL season. He spent his first six seasons with Florida and three-plus with Calgary before he was dealt to the St. Louis Blues shortly before the trade deadline this season. He has had a positive impact with the Blues, with seven points and a plus-five defensive rating in 14 games.
In keeping with our plus/minus theme, here's a salute to Pittsburgh's Pascal Dupuis for compiling the NHL's highest defensive rating this season, plus-31. Teammate Chris Kunitz was second at plus-30, and Chicago's Jonathan Toews third at plus-28.