Crosby entered his 1,000 th video game with the eighth-most points in NHL history through 1,000 video games. Crosby poses with colleagues Mike Matheson(5)and Evgeni Malkin(71)before the game. Letang scored 12 seconds into a power play with a blocker-side slap shot from Malkin and Crosby."We were chasing the video game a little bit, so it was huge for( Malkin)to come back,"Crosby stated. Malkin and Letang provided a psychological Crosby with a silver hockey stick, a watch, and a framed mosaic commemorating 1,000 video games. <a

It was one wedding for Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby-- from the starting to the very end.

Crosby had two helps in his 1,000 th NHL video game, and the Penguins beat the New York Islanders 3-2 on Saturday night.

"Different experiences [in the past], I've attempted to deal with like a regular day, but that was pretty much impossible today," Crosby stated. "The game itself, it was terrific that we won, but the way I was treated all day was pretty distinct."

Kris Letang scored two times, including a tiebreaking goal in the 3rd period, as Pittsburgh won for the 4th time in five video games. Mike Matheson likewise scored, and Tristan Jarry made 33 conserves.

Letang was drafted by Pittsburgh in 2005, the exact same year as Crosby.

"We have so numerous memories and I think this one can amount to the bunch of them," Letang said. "It was pretty cool to have those type of minutes together on his 1,000 th video game."

Jordan Eberle and Brock Nelson scored for New York, which has dropped 2 directly following a season-high eight-game point streak. Semyon Varlamov stopped 15 shots.

"Life's unfair often," Islanders coach Barry Trotz stated. "I believe the guys in the space know that we probably should have a point tonight, a minimum of. Perhaps two."

Nelson offered the Islanders a 2-1 lead with his 5th goal simply 53 seconds into the third period, but the Penguins reacted.

. Jarry stepped up, and the game was scoreless after one. When Letang opened the scoring 12:36 into the second, shots were 23-10 in favour of the Islanders. Letang scored 12 seconds into a power play with a blocker-side slap shot from Malkin and Crosby."We didn't have a lot going on which power play definitely offered us a stimulate,"Sullivan

stated. Malkin quickly left with a bit more than five minutes to play in the very first period. He returned to the bench four minutes into the second

. Malkin gingerly bent his right leg and left for the dressing space in the first after slamming awkwardly into the boards when Islanders forward Matthew Barzal spun far from a defensive-zone

check effort."We were chasing after the game a bit, so it was big for( Malkin)to come back,"Crosby said."

It was a big boost." Penguins honour Crosby The Penguins all took warmups in Crosby's No. 87 jersey to recognize their captain before his 1,000 th

NHL game. At one point throughout warmups, his teammates knelt down in unison and replicated Crosby's routine of re-tying his skates."The men in the 87 jerseys, I didn't see that coming,"Crosby stated. "It's a little odd when you first see it,

however it reminds you how special the night is. To see them connecting their skates at the same time, I had a good laugh. I

didn't expect that."The Penguins honoured Crosby on the ice with a pregame video. The video featured profession highlights and a message from his family and colleagues in addition to remarks from Mario Lemieux, Crosby's youth idol Steve

Yzerman, Steven Stamkos, Patrick Kane, John Tavares and others. Malkin and Letang presented an emotional Crosby with a silver hockey stick, a watch, and a framed mosaic celebrating 1,000 video games. Taped messages of congratulations were likewise played from others during stoppages in play, including former teammate Phil Kessel and long time competing Alex Ovechkin."Everything from the people and the ceremony in the room, and on the ice, I was simply completely spoiled today, "Crosby said. "It was a pretty incredible experience and a day I will constantly remember. It was even sweeter that we had the ability to win. "


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