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Sidney Crosby gets elusive 400th goal

Sidney Crosby responded quickly after the Blues grabbed the lead, scoring his 400th career goal only 21 seconds after St. Louis' icebreaker.

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Sidney Crosby’s 400th goal likely inspired contradictory responses of “Finally” and “That was fast.”

In the framework of Sunday’s game against the St. Louis Blues on NBC, it was fast. The Blues went up 1-0 against the Pittsburgh Penguins in the second period, yet 21 seconds later, Crosby collected that milestone tally.

The “finally” part comes because Crosby went 10 games without a goal, collecting his 399th on Jan. 14. With 13 assists during that span, few were complaining about that goal drought, but Crosby probably feels relieved nonetheless.

(Crosby seemingly scored his 400th about a week ago, but that was [justifiably] called off for goalie interference.)

With time to add to his totals this afternoon, Crosby currently sits at 400 goals and 688 assists for 1,088 points in 839 regular-season games. It stands as another impressive, rare milestone for Crosby; Evgeni Malkin should join this group fairly soon, as he’s currently at 358 goals:

James O’Brien is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at or follow him on Twitter @cyclelikesedins.