In Case You Missed It - Pittsburgh Penguins
It's been a busy week for Pittsburgh Penguins player milestones or achievements. Keep up-to-date below!
Pittsburgh Penguins Milestone Watch
Sidney Crosby - 8 points away from the 1,500 point milestone [1,492].
Sidney Crosby - 24 games away from 1,200 NHL career games [1,176].
Sidney Crosby - 11 assists away from moving into 15th place for NHL all-time leaders in career assists .
Sidney Crosby - 40 points away from moving into 14th place for NHL all-time leaders in points [1,492].
Kris Letang - 9 games away from 1,000 NHL career games .
Kris Letang - 16 points away from from the 700 point milestone .
Bryan Rust - 9 games away from from 500 NHL career games (491).
Pittsburgh Penguins Game Highlights
March 16, 2023 - With his 82nd point of the season, Sidney Crosby (Frameworth Exclusive) clinched his 18th point-per-game season of his 18-year career, surpassing Gordie Howe (17) and sitting just one behind Wayne Gretzky (19). Only Gretzky has averaged a point per game in more seasons than Crosby in NHL history (Source: PenguinsPR).March 16, 2023 - Jake Guentzel records his third 30-goal season, becoming the 12th player in Pittsburgh Penguins franchise history to have three-plus 30-goal seasons (40 goals in 2018-19 and 2021-22).
March 16, 2023 - Rickard Rakell extended his point streak to four games (3 goals, 1 assist) and recorded his 400th NHL career point with his second-period goal against the Rangers. In his last nine games, Rakell has eight points (3 goals, 5 assists).
March 14, 2023 - Kris Letang (Frameworth Exclusive) scored his 10th goal of the season, marking the ninth time he has hit the 10-goal plateau in his career. Since February 1, Pittsburgh's defensemen have scored 20.3% (12/59) of its goals, which is the fourth most in the NHL in that span (Source: PenguinsPR).
March 14, 2023 - Jake Guentzel's goal just 21 seconds into the game vs the Canadiens marked his 400th NHL career point. Guentzel is the fastest player from his 2013 NHL Draft class to reach the 400 milestone [428 games played (Source: PenguinsPR).