Penguins ‘Sidney Crosby hits 500 goals milestone
PITTSBURGH – Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby is the newest member of the NHL 500-goal club.
Crosby hit the mark with a goal in the first game of Tuesday night’s game against Philadelphia.
Crosby is the 46th player in NHL history to reach the 500-goal milestone and the 18th to do so with a brand. He is the second Penguin to score 500 goals, joining Hall of Famer Mario Lemieux.
Crosby beat Flyers goalkeeper Carter Hart with a shot from above the line at 16:34 of the first half. Longtime teammate Evgeni Malkin passed the ball to Crosby, who gave Pittsburgh a 2-1 lead.
Crosby’s milestone also marked his 50th career goal against the Flyers. The three-time Stanley Cup champion has 50 goals and 67 assists in his career against Pittsburgh’s cross-state rivals.
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