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March 14, 2017
Pittsburgh Penguins superstar Sidney Crosby scored a goal and added an assist in a shootout loss to the Calgary Flames on Monday evening, notching his 300th career multi-point game, per Sportsnet Stats.
Crosby also leads the league in multi-point games since he entered the league in 2005-06. The Washington Capitals’ Alexander Ovechkin sits second on the list with 293, while the drop-off to third is a pretty drastic one. Joe Thornton of the San Jose Sharks has 258 over that span to grab third.
Even more impressive for Sid the Kid is that he’s missed large portions of multiple seasons during his career, yet still holds the top spot. While he’s highly unlikely to match the total of 38 multi-point games in his best season (2006-07), he does possess 21 such games this year with 14 games remaining.
The 2005 first-overall selection played has led the league in scoring twice in his career, including a 120-point season in 2006-07. He’s unsurprisingly taken home a large number of individual awards for his play as well, most notably two Hart Memorial trophies as the league’s Most Valuable Player. Crosby has served as the Penguins’ team captain for each of the last 10 seasons and has led the Penguins to two Stanley Cup Championships over the course of his career.
The club sits in a solid position to make more noise in the 2016-17 postseason, currently resting in a tie with the Capitals in points for the top spot in the Metropolitan Division, but would lose the tiebreaker. However, the last two times they won the championship, Pittsburgh finished the regular season second in the division.