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Crosby becomes 8th-fastest player to 1,300 points

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Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby recorded his 1,300th-career point Thursday after registering three assists against the Buffalo Sabres.

Crosby is the eighth-fastest player to reach the milestone, putting him in elite company.

Everyone in the list's top 10 except Crosby and Jaromir Jagr - who's not yet eligible - is a Hall of Famer.

"It's a nice number," Crosby said postgame. "I wasn't thinking about it at the time. Tonight was a big game and we were just focused on getting a win. ... I guess it's a sign I've been playing for a pretty long time, too. It's always nice to get those milestones."

Crosby's longtime rival, Alex Ovechkin, reached the 1,300-point mark March 16 in his 1,177th career game.

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