Saturday, February 6, 2016

Crosby Nets 900th Career Point



Sidney Crosby recorded his 900th point and spearheaded a spirited Penguins comeback victory over the Florida Panthers on Saturday night.

Crosby, the 10th-fastest NHL player to get to the 900-point mark, assisted on Kris Letang's goal at 14:56 of the third then later scored the tying goal at 18:45 to get the Pens to overtime. But Sid the kid wasn't done yet. He assisted on the winner from Letang at 1:27 of overtime to finish off Pittsburgh's improbable 3-2 OT win.

According to Elias, the Pens victory marked the first time the franchise had ever overcome a two-goal deficit in the final two minutes of the third period to win a game. Sounds far-fetched, given the storied history of the Penguins franchise, bit it's true:

Crosby reached the 900-point mark in his 677th game. Only nine players have topped that pace:

Red-hot Crosby extended his point streak to 10 games, which is the longest active streak in the League, per NHL.com (10 goals, eight assists).