Sidney Crosby came to the rescue for the Pittsburgh Penguins Sunday night, as he scored the game-winner late in regulation against the Columbus Blue Jackets to give the Pens a 3-2 road victory. It wasn't just any other game-winning goal. Crosby's score gave him sole ownership of the 25th spot on the NHL's all-time points list.
Not only that but Crosby is now tied with Penguins great Mario Lemieux for third all-time in the franchise's all-time list for game-winners, according to Penguins PR:
Sidney Crosby’s goal tonight moves him into a tie with Mario Lemieux for the third-most game winning goals in
Jaromir Jagr – 78
Evgeni Malkin – 75
Sidney Crosby – 74
Mario Lemieux – 74
Jean Pronovost – 42
Crosby's heroics against Columbus is just one of the many he's already made in Penguins uniform, and it appears that even though he's already past his prime, he remains very much capable of stepping up when his team needs it the most.
The 34-year-old Crosby now has 16 goals this season to go with 34 assists for the Penguins, who are looking to continue adding points. Pittsburgh has 74 points (55-33-14), just four back of the Carolina Hurricanes for the top spot in the Metropolitan division.
Crosby and the Pens will play the defending Stanley Cup champions Tampa Bay Lightning on the road on Thursday.