Not only did Sidney Crosby score a goal in the Penguins’ 5-2 victory against the Colorado Avalanche Wednesday. It just so happened to be a beautiful goal and a record-breaking one as well.
Sidney Crosby had no idea about it when he scored with a trademark backhand shot in the second period, that with the goal, Crosby tied Hall of Fame center Mario Lemieux for the most 30-goal seasons in franchise history.
It’s a huge accomplishment that confirms how much he’s meant for the organization and what a tremendous career he had.
“I think the most important thing for me is just try to be consistent and if that reflects that great,” said Crosby postgame.
But that wasn’t the only historical thing about his goal. According to NHL Stats, Crosby is the first player in NHL history to record a 30-goal campaign as an 18-year-old, and again when 35-plus.
Sidney Crosby cracked up when he heard about his most recent record.
“It means I’ve been in the league for a while,” he said, laughing. “That’s been the thing that’s driven me since since I got into the league — in your first year, you want to prove that you belong. Even at 35, I still think you want to prove you belong, because it is a younger league.”
Crosby was in a great mood after the Penguins’ important win. And it’s understandable, with the great goal he scored in mind. Nobody can shoot backhands like Sidney Crosby, and it’s great to see he can still pull it off at 36. Some even called it ”Vintage Crosby,” but that’s a label Crosby doesn’t seem to love.
When asked about it postgame, he responded just like you would expect Sidney Crosby to respond.
“As long as it goes in, people can call it whatever they want,” he said with a big grin, per Taylor Haase.
Say what you want about Sidney Crosby, but you can’t deny he’s a legend.