Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Daniel and Henrik Sedin, Brothers for the Scoring Lead

After Wedsneday night's games Steven Stamkos is tied atop the NHL scoring race with Daniel Sedin at 78 points. Henrik Sedin is in third place with 73 points. If Daniel wins, it will of course be a first for brothers to win consecutive scoring titles. More impressively, they have a chance to also be the first brothers to finish first and second in one season.

As they sit now, first and third, they match the best ever one season brother combo of Max and Doug Bentley in 1942/43. Doug tallied 73 points to Max's 70. Only Bill Cowley and his 72 points prevented a Bentley sweep.

Following is a list of the top brother finishes throughout NHL history.

  • 1917/18 Cy Denneny 46 points, 2nd place & Corb Denneny 29 points, 5th place
  • 1932/33 Bill Cook 50 points, 2nd place & Bun Cook 37 points, 7th place
  • 1942/43 Doug Bentley 73 points, 1st place & Max Bentley 70 points, 3rd place
  • 1956/57 Maurice Richard 62 points, 6th place & Henri Richard 54 points, 9th place
  • 1968/69 Bobby Hull 107 points, 2nd place & Dennis Hull 64 points, 22nd place
  • 1982/83 Peter Stastny 124 points, 2nd place & Anton Stastny 92 points, 15th place
  • 1999/00 Pavel Bure 94 points, 2nd & Valeri Bure 75 points, 15th place

Finishing first and second for the Twins certainly would be an impressive feat but it looks like Mr. Stamkos will have something to say about it.

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