One goal led to two milestones for two separate Penguins on Wednesday night.
In overtime, Blake Comeau recorded his second career hat trick to lift Pittsburgh over Toronto, 4-3, at CONSOL Energy Center. More notably, Sidney Crosby picked up an assist on the goal in overtime to give him 800 points in his career.
Crosby, now in his 10th NHL season, became just the third Penguin to tally 800 points. He joins his former teammate and team owner Mario Lemieux (1,723) and NHL veteran Jaromir Jagr (1,079).
It took Crosby 571 games to rack up the 800 points in the Steel City, which is sixth fastest all-time, according to the NHL. In comparison, it took Wayne Gretzky 352 and Lemieux 410 games to score 800 points.
Crosby now has 283 goals and 517 assists, picking up No. 516 early in Wednesday's game. Assist No. 517 and point No. 800 came when he hit Kris Letang with a pass, who then found Comeau on the point where he slapped it in.
Comeau's first goal of the night opened up the the game's scoring, getting it in front off of the net. His second goal put the Penguins ahead in the third period, 3-2.
- Darian Somers
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