Player of the Week | Sidney Crosby

This was one time 86 suited Sidney Crosby just fine.

Only 11 NHLers have got there faster. He did it in 757 games.

No. 87 is our NHLPA.com player of the week, after he joined the exclusive 1000-point club in a 4-3 overtime win against the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday. He registered his 1,000th point with an assist on a goal by Chris Kunitz, and went on to assist on Phil Kessel's game-tying goal.

If there was ever a question if the night belonged to Crosby, it was answered as “The Kid” proceeded to finish the night with his 1,002nd point for the game-winner, with just 21 seconds of overtime left.

The overtime winner came during a wild extra period off a set-up from Malkin, who drove to the net before dropping the pass back to Crosby, inducing an already raucous crowd to their feet.





Taking it all in live, were his parents, Troy and Trina in the stands.

Crosby was honoured for the feat ahead of Sunday's matchup in front of a home crowd against the Detroit Red Wings. He was presented a plaque by none other than another Pittsburgh Penguins great, Mario Lemieux. The plaque was made of the steel from the building Civic Arena, where he notched another goal, to retain the league lead with 32 goals overall. He finished the week with two goals and three assists. 

Voted "Most Outstanding Player" by his fellow players three times, (2006-07 Lester B. Pearson Award; and 2012-13, 2013-14 Ted Lindsay Award), the 29-year-old is making a case for a fourth selection before his 30th birthday.

Crosby will also be skating in his fourth outdoor game with the Penguins next Saturday against the Philadelphia Flyers at Heinz Field in the 2017 NHL Stadium Series.

For a complete listing of the 2016-17 NHLPA.com Players of the Week, click here.

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