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Crosby grabs 10th all time in points with 1,000th assist

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Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby took sole possession of 10th on the NHL's all-time points list Thursday against the Detroit Red Wings.

Crosby recorded his 1,591st career point, as well as his 1,000th assist, on Erik Karlsson's overtime winner.

The 36-year-old is the seventh-fastest player to record 1,000 helpers, per Penguins PR.

Crosby tied Phil Esposito for 10th on the all-time list with his 41st goal of the season earlier in the contest.

Here's how the record books look with the icon climbing the ranks:

Rank Player Points GP
1 Wayne Gretzky 2857 1487
2 Jaromir Jagr 1921 1733
3 Mark Messier 1887 1756
4 Gordie Howe 1850 1767
5 Ron Francis 1798 1731
6 Marcel Dionne 1771 1348
7 Steve Yzerman 1755 1514
8 Mario Lemieux 1723 915
9 Joe Sakic 1641 1378
10 Sidney Crosby 1591 1269

Unsurprisingly, Crosby was more interested in the Penguins' fight to make the playoffs than his own individual achievement.

"It's nice. I mean, I think just being in things right now, the way things are going, this is fun," he said. "This is a fun time of year, some big games. Obviously happy to be in the top 10 ... but getting a big two points and still being in it here is a lot of fun, too."

Head coach Mike Sullivan made sure to heap praise on his No. 1 center.

"The milestones he's achieving now are self-explanatory. ... The thing I admire most about him is the way he carries himself with such humility and integrity," he said. "He represents everything that's right about hockey."

A future Hall of Famer, Crosby has won three Stanley Cup championships, two Art Ross Trophies, two Conn Smythe Trophies, two Hart Trophies, two Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophies, and three Ted Lindsay Awards during his career.

The Penguins now hold the second wild-card spot in the Eastern Conference with a one-point edge over the Washington Capitals, Detroit Red Wings, and Philadelphia Flyers.

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