Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby will play his 250th career NHL regular season game tonight when the Penguins take on the Boston Bruins at Mellon Arena.
The 21-year-old Crosby ranks among the top scorers in NHL history at this juncture of his career, with 343 points through 249 games. If he scores two points tonight, he will tie New York Islanders Hall of Famer Mike Bossy for the fifth-highest total in NHL history after 250 games.
The top all-time scorers through 250 games, as compiled by the Elias Sports Bureau:
Wayne Gretzky 537
Mario Lemieux 423
Peter Stastny 403
Eric Lindros 360
Mike Bossy 345
SIDNEY CROSBY 343 (total through 249 games)
Crosby became the youngest NHL player to score 100 points as an 18-year-old rookie in 2005-06. He became the youngest NHL scoring champion as a 19-year-old in 2006-07.