Seven games to go in the NHL regular season and Claude Giroux still has a chance to catch Pittsburgh's Evgeni Malkin for the scoring title.

It's a long shot though, given Malkin has 95 points – nine more than Giroux. But it's a goal, too.

"It's something I really don't control and what I control is how I play and I do my best to help the team win," Giroux said.

"If I'm scoring goals, I'm helping the team win. Obviously, I'm gonna try to catch him, but it's not my main focus right now."