You can add another impressive accomplishment to the ever-growing list Sidney Crosby has going.
With his goal in the second period of Wednesday’s Game 4 against the Philadelphia Flyers (which you can watch at the top of the page), the Pittsburgh Penguins captain passed Mario Lemieux to move into sole possession of first place on the franchise’s all-time playoff points list.
Crosby now has 173 points (62 goals, 111 assists) and counting in 152 career post-season games, while Lemieux finished his Hall of Fame career with 172 points (76 goals, 96 assists) in a mere 107 playoff games.
No. 87 also happens to be No. 1 in career playoff points among active NHLers—we’re not counting Jaromir Jagr’s 201 career playoff points here, even though he hasn’t officially retired.
Crosby tied Lemieux with an assist on an Evgeni Malkin goal that opened the scoring Wednesday.
Malkin is not too far behind Crosby, as it currently stands. The Russian star had two points through two periods to bring his total to 162 points in 153 playoff games with the Pens. No surprise that dynamic duo has led the Penguins to three Stanley Cups in the past nine seasons.
In addition to Crosby’s milestone, Kris Letang is also on the verge of setting a Penguins record of his own. The defenceman tied Larry Murphy for most post-season points by a Penguins blueliner Wednesday thanks to his first goal of the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Murphy had 15 goals and 57 assists for 72 points in 74 career playoff games with the Penguins, while Letang reached the 72-point mark in his 120th post-season game.
The Penguins ended up beating the Flyers 5-0 to take a 3-1 series lead.
Oh, and here’s one more Penguins milestone that came out of Wednesday’s game.