Crosby: it’s nice to reach 1000 points in the regular championship of NHL
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MOSCOW, February 17. /TASS/. Striker club of the National hockey League (NHL) “Pittsburgh” Sidney Crosby said that he was pleased to reach 1000 points in the regular championship of the League. The word athlete leads the press service of the NHL.
Canadian Sidney Crosby scored the 1,000 th point in the regular Championships of NHL
In the night of Friday in the home match against “Winnipeg” (4:3) Crosby scored the puck and gave two assists, surpassing the milestone of 1000 points in the regular championship of NHL. Now his score is 1002 (369+633) points.
“I was next to this mark, so it’s nice to finally achieve it and it’s nice to win,’ said Crosby. – I quickly made this and wanted to be sure that we will be able to win the match.”
“He’s a terrific player, – added the head coach of “Pittsburgh” Mike Sullivan. – The fact that he scored 1,000 points, is, I think, just a Testament of who he is and what his character . He loves to win.”
Russian striker “Pittsburgh” Evgeni Malkin said that he was lucky to be a teammate Crosby. “This is not a small figure, this is a huge achievement all know the level of Crosby, what kind of game it shows,’ said Malkin. – Of course, it worthy of these points, goals. We all supported him, and I was lucky that I played with him in the team, this for me is a huge plus, because watching him play, play along with him. He’s the best player in the League”.
“I was most impressed by how calm he stayed closer to his line, added the defender of “Pittsburgh” Ollie Maatta. – He was not worried about when it will happen and will score if he points in a particular match. All he thinks about is how to win every next match. But he can not not think about this thousand, he needs to think about it, that’s fine, but if he is doing, it does not show it on the outside”.
Crosby became the 86th player in history to reach 1000 points in the regular championship of NHL.