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Crosby gets 700th NHL assist in Penguins win

Pittsburgh captain becomes 53rd player to reach milestone

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Sidney Crosby recorded his 700th NHL assist in the Pittsburgh Penguins' 5-3 win against the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday.

Crosby earned the secondary assist on Jake Guentzel's goal with 1:33 left in the game, giving the Penguins captain 1,106 points for his NHL career.

Video: MTL@PHI: Crosby earns 700th assist on Guentzel's goal

The assist was Crosby's second point of the night; his first came on a goal-of-the-year candidate, where he juggled the puck on his stick blade before batting it past Carey Price at 15:02 of the second period. It was his 406th NHL goal.

Video: MTL@PIT: Crosby juggles puck, bats in amazing goal

Crosby, 30, was named one of the 100 Greatest NHL Players and has the second most assists and points in Penguins history, trailing Mario Lemieux (1,033 assists, 1,723 points) in each category.

Tweet from @NHL: We've seen him score, but can he ever dish the puck. 700 assists for Sid The Kid! #NHLMilestones via @SAPSports: https://t.co/rI3E1dcul5 pic.twitter.com/uuAcYiIOvg

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