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Sidney Crosby scores 100th NHL goal, adds 200th assist in 4-1 win over Leafs

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PITTSBURGH - Sidney Crosby posted his 100th career NHL goal and his 200th assist in leading the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 4-1 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night.

Playing on a line with fellow young star Evgeni Malkin for the first time during an entire game this season, the 21-year-old Crosby had a goal and three assists to give him 100 goals and 202 assists for 302 points in 219 career games.

Malkin assisted on all four Penguins goals to give him 201 points in 166 NHL games.

Pascal Dupuis, Miroslav Satan and Petr Sykora also had goals for Pittsburgh.

Nik Antropov scored for Toronto, which has only nine goals in five games (1-2-2).

Crosby's first goal of the season came 12:15 into the third period. He carried the puck into the zone and eluded diving goalie Curtis Joseph, who was trying to poke the puck away from Crosby as he skated through the right circle.

Maple Leafs defenceman Jonas Frogren dove to hit the puck to the boards behind and to the right of the net. Crosby got the puck back and fired a backhander toward the slot, banking the shot off of Toronto's Mikhail Grabovski, who was skating hard to the net.

Antropov opened the scoring 5:35 into the game, but Pittsburgh tied it 51 seconds later when Dupuis took a rebound of Crosby's shot while in the slot and sent it between Joseph's legs for his second goal in three games.

That was Crosby's 200th assist, but his 300th point showed off his playmaking skills. During a Penguins power play 7:55 into the second period, Crosby took the puck along the right-wing boards, skated into the circle and spotted Satan through traffic.

Crosby sent a pass between the legs of rookie defenceman Luke Schenn onto the tape of Satan's stick. Standing wide open to the left of Joseph, Satan redirected the puck in for his third goal.

Crosby's assist on Sykora's goal came in similar fashion and closed the scoring with 6:24 to play. Sykora scored his first of the season by taking a cross-slot pass and one-timing a shot into an open net.

Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 26 of 27 shots for Pittsburgh.

Notes: Antropov had a goal disallowed because he kicked the puck in late in the third. ... The Penguins had killed 17 straight penalties until Antropov's goal. ... Toronto's Jason Blake had an assist to give him 42 points in 43 career games against Pittsburgh. He has 10 more points against the Penguins than any other team.for his 13th goal.

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