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Sidney Crosby reaches 400-goal milestone

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On Feb. 11, Pittsburgh Penguins Captain, Sidney Crosby scored twice during a game against the  St. Louis Blues. This helped to improve the Penguins to 6-1-1 in their last 8 games.

About time!

With this goal, he becomes one of 95 players in NHL history to reach 400 goals. Crosby is also the thirty-seventh to do so in 839 games or fewer. Additionally, he is the third player to score goal number 400 with the Penguins, after Mario Lemieux and Jaromir Jagr. The anticipation for the milestone was high, due to a 10 game drought.  He scored goal number 399 on January 14th. He only managed to gain 13 assists in the time span. There was, however, a game during the captains ‘drought’ where he scored. This goal was called off for goalie interference. Having almost a month without a goal to then score one, only makes reaching 400 goals, all that more exhilarating.

Proud Father

Crosby’s father was in attendance at the Scottrade Center, when Sidney scored goal number 40. His father was there taking part in the Penguins’ annual Fathers’ Trip this past weekend. The puck ultimately went over to Sidney’s father after the game.

Related Statistics

In addition to the achievements made by Crosby after reaching 400 goals, he became the twentieth player in the NHL to record at least 400 goals and 600 assists for the same franchise. The only other active players (with 400 goals and assists respectively) with one franchise are Patrick Marleau (508-574—1,082 in 1,493 GP w/ SJS) and Alex Ovechkin (591-504—1,095 in 976 GP w/ WSH)

100 more, Crosby?

Now, it is just going to be a matter of time before Crosby gets goal number 500. He reached 300 goals in April 2015. Less than two years later he reached another milestone. Whether or not he will score the next 100 goals required with his current team, is still up in the air. Either way, however, it will be an amazing accomplishment for Crosby. As well as any NHL player for that matter.