Today in Sports History: March 2
Today marks the 16th anniversary of Sidney Crosby becoming the youngest player in National Hockey League (NHL) history to reach 200 career points after scoring early in the first period against the Carolina Hurricanes on March 2, 2007. Crosby achieved this milestone at the age of 19 years, 207 days, breaking the record set by Wayne Gretzky in the 1980-81 season. Gretzky recorded his 200th point at the age of 19 years, 347 days. The Pittsburgh Penguins were defeated 3-2 after a late goal in the third period by Scott Walker of the Hurricanes.
Notably, Sidney Crosby already was the youngest player to appear in an All-Star game since fan balloting began in 1986.