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Can Crosby get to 100 points? Guentzel 40 goals? These and other milestone stats are on the line for the Pens in the final regular season game today

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A look at hockeydb shows how the Penguins stats are looking with one game left in the season:

Some cool stat milestones could be ahead!

Sidney Crosby: 2 points away from his sixth career 100+ point season. In a broader view, Crosby is also sitting 44th place all-time in NHL points and 2 points would make him tied with Jeremy Roenick for 43rd. Former Stanley Cup winning Penguin defenseman Larry Murphy is 42nd all-time and 3 points up on Sid if #87 just decides to have himself a day.

Jake Guentzel: a goal shy of 40 on the season. In the Crosby/Malkin era, the only Pens to score 40+ are those two stars plus James Neal (40 in 2011-12).

Bryan Rust: two goals needed for a 20-goal season, which would be Rust’s first in the NHL.

Patric Hornqvist: two goals needed for 20. Hornqvist has scored 20+ goals in the last eight full NHL regular seasons, dating back to 2009-10, which was his first full NHL season. Looks a bit long at this point due to his missed time with two concussions earlier in the season.

Jared McCann: add in the eight goals scored with Florida and McCann only needs one goal to crack the 20 mark for the first time in his career.

Three Pens with perfect attendance: Good American boys Guentzel, Jack Johnson and Phil Kessel will be the only Pittsburgh players to suit up for all 82 games this season. Kessel will be a perfect 328 for 328 when it comes to dressing in every game in all four seasons that he’s been with the Pens since his 2015 trade to Pittsburgh.

Does he get overtime?: Due to the timing of his December trade from Anaheim, defenseman Marcus Pettersson is set to appear in his 84th game of the 2018-19 season (27 with the Ducks, 57 with the Pens). Trades for Ryan Hartman and Kevin Fiala put them in the same boat to play more than the usual, but they both will only get to 83 games this season. In the salary cap era since 2005-06, Pettersson will become only the seventh player to suit up for a total of 84 games, two more than a team’s full schedule, which is a fun little nugget.

Pettersson part two: Pettersson also will likely finish second in the league among rookie defensemen in assists (22, and only behind 2018 first overall pick Rasmus Dahlin). Pettersson ranks third in points among rookie dmen (24), and first in penalty minutes (66).