With 1,000 assists, Sidney Crosby keeps the Penguins on top  

PIT -- Sidney Crosby is too focused on the now to consider his legacy.   

Too concentrated on helping the Pittsburgh Penguins make the playoffs that seemed implausible a month ago to consider his accomplishments.  

Furthermore, it's unnecessary. Crosby is hitting heights reserved for the best of all time.  

The veteran Penguins captain became the 14th NHL player to surpass 1,000 career assists and the league's 10th all-time leading scorer with a backhand flick against Detroit on Thursday.  

Crosby's pass to the slot went to Erik Karlsson.   

The defenceman finished off an Alex Lyon shot 1:40 into overtime to defeat Washington and move the Penguins into the Eastern Conference's second wild-card place.  

As with all greats, he excels under pressure "Pittsburgh coach Mike Sullivan said. "He's one of those guys."  

Crosby joined Ray Bourque (1,111 with Boston), Wayne Gretzky (1,086 with Edmonton), Steve Yzerman (1,063), Mario Lemieux (1,033), Gordie Howe (1,023), and Joe Sakic (1,016 with Colorado/Quebec) as the seventh player with 1,000 assists.  

The April 12, 2024 Edition of Your Daily FinanceScope 

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