Thursday, February 16, 2017

Watch: Sidney Crosby becomes the 12th-fastest NHL player to reach the 1000-point mark

Sidney Crosby notched his 1,000th NHL point and added another assist and the overtime winner in Pittsburgh's 4-3 victory over the Jets at PPG Paints Arena on Thursday night.

Crosby becomes the 86th NHL player to hit the mark and the 12th-fastest to get to 1,000 after assisting on Chris Kunitz' 9th goal of the season at 6:28 of the first.

"He's a tremendous player," head coach Mike Sullivan said after the game. "The fact that he's scored 1,000 points in the amount of games that he has I think is just a testament to the player that he is and the character of the person. He's an ultra-competitive guy, he loves to win and he's an elite player. We're privileged to have him on our team--sometimes the coaches, we marvel at what he does on a nightly basis as far as helping this team win."

Crosby would also pick up an assist on Phil Kessel's game-tying goal at 13:55 of the third, and, just for good measure, pumped in the OT winner off a beautiful assist from Evgeny Malkin at 4:38 of the extra session.

It was a special moment for the franchise, the fans and--of course--for Crosby, who at 29 years of age has accomplished virtually everything there is to accomplish in the sport.