Sidney Crosby became the 86th player in NHL history to reach 1,000 career points last night.
He assisted on Chris Kunitz’s goal in the first period to reach the mark. It’s another notch on an all-time great career.
He also assisted on another goal later in the game, and then…
He scores the game winner in OT on an absolutely nasty pass from Evgeni Malkin. Malkin is a bad ass in his own rite.
Back to Crosby, he leads the league in goals this year despite missing the first six games. The two-time Hart Trophy winner and two-time Stanley Cup Champion is on pace to break his career high of 51 goals in a season.
He’s only 29, and has battled back from concussions that sidelined his career for nearly two years. Even with the injuries, he’s the 12th fastest player to reach 1,000 points.
He looks to have quieted any doubts about the longevity of his career, and hopefully there’s much more to come.