Right wing Peter Bondra is attempting to become the first Washington Capital to win the NHL's goal-scoring title.
He leads the Quebec Nordiques' Owen Nolan, 32-30, and both players have two regular-season games remaining. The Caps play Florida today and Pittsburgh on Tuesday, and the Nordiques play New Jersey today and Hartford on Wednesday.
"I am on top now and I would like to stay there," said Bondra. "But most important is that the team wins, and no matter what happens to me, it is already a confidence-builder for me just to be on top with those other big guys, like Nolan, Brett Hull or [Theoren] Fleury."
G; The NHL's top goal-scorers, through last night's games:
Player, Team .. .. .. .. .. .. Goals
Peter Bondra, Washington .. .. 32
rv,4Owen Nolan, Quebec . .. .. 30
Ray Sheppard, Detroit .. .. .. 30
Theoren Fleury, Calgary ... .. 29
Brett Hull, St. Louis .. .. .. 29
Alexei Zhamnov, Winnipeg .. .. 29
Eric Lindros, Philadelphia ... 29