As we began the final day of the 2014-2015 NHL regular season Sidney Crosby and John Tavares were tied for the top spot in the Art Ross Trophy race for league scoring leader.
In Pittsburgh's game against Buffalo Crosby went scoreless and in the Islanders game against Columbus Tavares got a goal and an assist. So, it looked like Tavares had the scoring title wrapped up. I mean, the only player that could overtake him was Dallas' Jamie Benn, and at 83 points he would need a 4-point night against the Nashville Predators to take the title.
Well, Benn went ahead and scored 2 goals in the first period to make things interesting. But then he went through the second period and 17:55 of the third period without a point. However, with Nashville's goalie pulled, Benn netted his 35th goal of the season and pulled into a tie with Johnny T and it looked like that is how things would end.
But then, with the final seconds ticking off the clock, Benn kept the puck in the Nashville zone on a clearing attempt, which went to Trevor Daley who dished it to Cody Eakin in front and Eakin put the puck in the back of the net - giving Benn an assist and the Art Ross Trophy title!
Fun Facts: Benn won the Art Ross Trophy without ever leading the league in scoring for even a day throughout the entire season... With 87 points, Benn won the scoring title with the lowest point total in a non-lockout year since Stan Mikita won it with 87 points back in the 1967-68 season (back then they played 74 games).