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Points harder to come by for NHL's top scorers this season (The Associated Press)

Pittsburgh forward Sidney Crosby is in line to win the scoring title with what can be projected to be about 85 points. Still, the NHL’s top players aren’t racking up the points with as much regularity this season, even though scoring around the league (5.3 goals per game) is consistent with what it’s been for the last three seasons, according to STATS. Crosby may just take the Art Ross Trophy with the lowest point total in a season not shortened by a lockout since 1961-62. ”Back in the early ’90s, late 80s, it was hooking and holding and grabbing and clutching that was tough,” said Jeremy Roenick, a longtime NHL player turned NBC studio analyst.