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Sidney Crosby nets career point No. 1000 with an assist

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Crosby's assist was the 632nd of his career. He is the 86th player in National Hockey League history to reach 1,000 points.

The Pittsburgh Penguins star became the 86th player in league history to reach 1,000 career points when he assisted on Chris Kunitz's goal 6:28 into the first period on Thursday night against Winnipeg. "[Reaching the 1,000-point] milestone in his personal career is a testament to the player and the person that he is".

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Crosby, who entered his 757th game with 999 career points, required the fewest games among active players to reach 1,000 points. Connor Hellebuyck, who has yielded 11 goals and boasts a save percentage of.927 in his past five games overall, turned aside all 30 shots he faced in a 1-0 victory over Pittsburgh at MTS Centre on December 27, 2015.

The two previous players to reach the milestone in recent weeks are Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin and Vancouver Canucks captain Henrik Sedin. He now boasts 62 points in 50 games this season (30 goals, 32 assists) compared to McDavid's 63 in 57 (18 goals, 45 assists).

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