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Crosby becomes seventh-youngest player to score 600 points

Mar 30, 2012, 9:19 PM EDT

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Concussion issues delayed the process, but Sidney Crosby is still one of the fastest players to 600 points in NHL history. The Pittsburgh Penguins point out that he’s the seventh-youngest to reach that milestone, at 24 years old (plus 236 days).

Crosby reached the milestone when he assisted on a James Neal power-play goal as part of what is (so far) a four-point night. He also collected his fifth goal of the season to go with three helpers (and possibly counting, since the second period just ended with Pittsburgh up 4-3 against the Buffalo Sabres).

Update: the Penguins added an empty-netter to win 5-3.

In case you’re playing the “What if?” game with concussions, a Penguins preview indicates that Crosby also took the seventh-fewest contests to reach 600 points. He did it in 430 regular season matches, one behind Eric Lindros, who did it 429. (Try not to sound ominous music regarding the two concussion-plagued Canadian stars, if you can.)

Crosby didn’t generate the only milestone of the night, however, as Pascal Dupuis collected two assists to extend his points streak to 13 games – the longest in the NHL this season, according to Pens Inside Scoop. Considering all the star power in Pittsburgh and Evgeni Malkin‘s amazing campaign in particular, it’s especially surprising (and impressive) that the versatile yet understated Dupuis might finish with the league’s longest streak.

Check out Crosby-heavy highlights below:

  1. polegojim - Mar 30, 2012 at 9:26 PM

    Congrats Sid – THAT is impressive.

  2. lordstanley65 - Mar 30, 2012 at 10:20 PM

    No doubt…imagine if he wasn’t injured all that time?

  3. lolnowhy - Mar 30, 2012 at 10:39 PM

    congrats to the best player in the league

  4. billsin20xx - Mar 31, 2012 at 8:55 AM

    Congrats to him, he is one of the best players in the watered down league right now.
    But, why do the refs protect him? It was a tripping call!!!

  5. Buffalo Grumblings - Apr 1, 2012 at 8:57 AM

    Which means there were 6 better players than him!

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