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Sidney Crosby moves into 12th place all-time on NHL scoring list

Crosby passed Thornton on the league’s all-time points list with a goal and assist on Tuesday night.

Washington Capitals v Pittsburgh Penguins Photo by Joe Sargent/NHLI via Getty Images

Sidney Crosby has moved into 12th place on the NHL’s all-time scoring list.

During last night’s 4-3 loss to the Washington Capitals at PPG Paints Arena, Crosby first tied Joe Thornton in 12th place on the all-time points list when scored a power play goal.

Then later in the game, Crosby added an assist on a Joe Thornton goal, claiming 12th place on the all-time list for himself alone.

Crosby now has 1,540 points and is just 39 points away from Ray Bourque, who sits in 11th place, and 50 points away from tying Phil Esposito for cracking into the top ten all time.

Still ahead of Crosby on the all-time list sit two former Penguins legends in Mario Lemieux, who Crosby trails by 183 points, despite playing 311 more games already than Lemieux played in his career,

Crosby also trails Jaromir Jagr, who scored the second most points in NHL history, amassing 1,921 points in 1,733 games.