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Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby scores 500th career goal against Philadelphia Flyers

Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby scores 500th career goal against Philadelphia Flyers

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  • Penguins
Feb 16
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Sidney Crosby, the captain of the Pittsburth Penguins, scored his 500th career goal in Tuesday night’s 5-4 overtime win over the Philadelphia Flyers, becoming only the second player in team history to reach the milestone.

At 16:34 of the first period, Crosby beat Flyers goalie Carter Hart to score the goal. Crosby was assisted by longtime teammate Evgeni Malkin, and the score gave Pittsburgh a 2-1 lead.

“You look back at different things over the last 17 years, and that’s a memory I’ll always hold close,” Crosby stated. “With Geno assisting, with it being at home against Philadelphia, knowing the history of those two teams – and getting the win at the end – changes the whole dynamic.”

Crosby’s goal was his 50th career goal over the Flyers. In his career against Pittsburgh’s cross-state rivals, the three-time Stanley Cup champion now has 50 goals and 67 assists.

Furthermore, it also marked Crosby’s 14th goal of this season, and the Penguins quickly followed up with a video from owner Mario Lemieux, the only other player in team history to reach 500 goals.

“I’ve been able to witness most of them,” Lemieux commented of Crosby’s accomplishments. “And I’m sure there will be plenty more in the future.”

Lemieux concluded his career with 690 goals after leading the Penguins to two Stanley Cup championships in the 1990s.

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