Recording his 250th career goal on Nov. 22 against the New York Islanders, Pittsburgh Penguins’ captain Sidney Crosby reached another milestone last night, collecting his 700th career point against the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Setting up forward Brandon Sutter on the power-play 8:27 into the third period, Crosby became the quickest active player to reach the 700-point mark, according to the Toronto Sun.
Assisting on the first tally of the game for Pittsburgh, Crosby also logged a helper on the empty-net goal scored by forward Chris Kunitz and currently stands at 701 career points. He’s played in 497 combined (regular-season, postseason) NHL games, and has registered 251 goals and 450 assists.
Increasing his league-lead in the scoring race to five over St. Louis Blues’ forward Alexander Steen, Crosby now has 36 points (13G, 23A) through 27 contests, and is averaging 1.33 points-per-game.
Congratulations go to Crosby – but this is only the beginning.