Penguins’ Sidney Crosby joins NHL’s 1,000-point club, then nets OT winner

Sidney Crosby has another remarkable feat to add to his growing list of prestigious career accomplishments.

The Penguins captain assisted on Chris Kunitz’s first-period goal in Thursday’s 4-3 overtime win over the Jets to become the 86th player in NHL history to reach 1,000 career points.

In the third period, Crosby assisted on Phil Kessel’s power-play goal that tied things up 3-all. And he scored the game winner with 22 seconds remaining in overtime courtesy of a super-human pass from Evgeni Malkin to put the icing on Crosby’s three-point night.

Crosby, who entered his 757th game with 999 career points, required the fewest games among active players to reach 1,000 points. Former Penguins winger Jaromir Jagr had previously gotten there the fastest among active players at 763 games. Crosby is the third player in Penguins history with 1,00 points, joining Jagr and Mario Lemieux.

Okposo hasn’t played since March 27 and had played in just two of the 12 games before that because of a rib injury.

But he was held out of the Sabres lineup for the March 28 game and has been in a state of flux ever since.

There has been no official update by the team since it’s one statement on Okposo’s immediate condition: “Kyle continues to be under the care of our doctors as he deals with symptoms Wholesale NFL Jerseys from an illness. Out of respect to Kyle and his family, we will have no further comment at this time.”

However, according to the AP, coach Dan Bylsma addressed the situation, in a general Nike NFL Jerseys Supply way, on Friday: “It’s something we’re all playing with right now. It’s a difficult situation and a difficult time for Kyle and his family, and one we want to do everything we can to be with him and help him through the time that he’s in right now.”

The Sabres have been eliminated from playoff contention.

Okposo was fourth on the team with 19 goals and 45 points and was named an All-Star in his first year with the Sabres.

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