We’ve followed this before but with 19 points in 10 playoff games this post-season, Sidney Crosby continues his assault on the all-time NHL playoff scoring leaders. From hockey-reference
By virtue of his two points in Game 4, Crosby has tied former Penguin Bryan Trottier and former Red Wing Nicklas Lidstrom with 183 career playoff points for 11th place all-time. Next up on the list is another Red Wings legend in Steve Yzerman with 185. Crosby is but seven points away from a tie of 7th place all-time.
And hey, Evgeni Malkin enters Top 20 all time in playoff scoring too. Malkin is only eight points behind Mario Lemieux to take over 2nd all-time in Penguins playoff history.
Pretty remarkable that now 6 of the top-20 scorers have significant Pittsburgh ties (Jaromir Jagr, Paul Coffey, Crosby, Trottier, Lemieux and Malkin).
One great thing about Crosby is his multi-point playoff games, where he is also in really elite company all-time.
With 63 multi-point games in 158 games, that makes 40% of Crosby’s career that his name has gone on the scoresheet at least twice. That’s just incredible to rack up points in bunches with such frequency and consistency.
The greatness of Sidney Crosby is on full display this season like many others and the Penguins are once again in the hunt to make waves in the Stanley Cup playoffs. Every game is an opportunity to make more history and Crosy’s next opportunity is tonight in Washington for Game 5.