Martin St. Louis made history.

The 37-year old Lightning center became the oldest player to win the league scoring title, finishing with a goal and an assist in Tampa Bay's 5-3 loss to the Florida Panthers in the season finale for two non-playoff teams on Saturday night.

St. Louis won the Art Ross Trophy with 60 points, three more than teammate Steven Stamkos.

"I'd trade that for a chance to play in the playoffs any day," said St. Louis, who had 17 goals and 43 assists.

"You try to finish strong and play the right way," St. Louis said. "It's something nobody can take away from you. I'm proud. I'm very excited about it. I'm not going to pretend I'm not."

Stamkos got the second assist on St. Louis' goal, giving him one point more than Alex Ovechkin of Washington and Sidney Crosby of Pittsburgh, who ended the regular season sidelined by a broken jaw.

St. Louis captured the scoring title in 2004, when Tampa Bay won its only Stanley Cup.

"It's incredble," Lightning captain Vincent Lecavalier said. "He's a smart player. His speed, he's as fast as when he was 22. Thirty-seven is just a number for him."

"What a feat," Tampa Bay coach Jon Cooper added. "I'm really proud to be a part of history."