Sidney Crosby bumps Jaromir Jagr from second spot on Penguins’ all-time goals list |

Sidney Crosby bumps Jaromir Jagr from second spot on Penguins’ all-time goals list

Jonathan Bombulie
Canadian Press via AP
Pittsburgh Penguins’ Sidney Crosby celebrates after scoring during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Montreal Canadiens, Saturday, March 2, 2019 in Montreal.

On the list of players who have made the greatest impact on the fortunes of the Pittsburgh Penguins in the history of the franchise, Mario Lemieux and Sidney Crosby undoubtedly hold down the top two spots.

Now, that’s where they sit on the team’s all-time goal-scoring list, too.

When he scored 21 seconds into a 5-1 Penguins win over the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday night, Crosby passed Jaromir Jagr for second place on the team’s goals list with 440. Lemieux leads with 690.

Crosby is tied with former Penguins winger Rick Tocchet for 65th place on the NHL’s all-time goal-scoring list.

Having scored in four straight games, Crosby has recorded 21 points in his last 10 games to move into a fourth-place tie with Calgary’s Johnny Gaudreau in the NHL scoring race.

“Just to see it and sit there and watch it front row, you really know he’s taking this team over and doing it every night,” linemate Jake Guentzel said. “We’re lucky to have a guy like that that brings it every night and is really carrying us.”

Crosby should reach another scoring milestone in short order. With his next point, he’ll be the 48th player in league history to record 1,200 for his career.

Crosby’s longtime running mate, Evgeni Malkin, is also on the verge of making history. With four more points, he’ll become the 88th NHL player to hit 1,000 points for his career.

Follow the Pittsburgh Penguins all season long.

Jonathan Bombulie is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Jonathan by email at [email protected] or via Twitter .

Categories: Sports | Penguins
TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.