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Sidney Crosby scores 500th career NHL goal

Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby is the latest member of the NHL's 500-goal club.

Cole Harbour, N.S., native is the 46th player in NHL history to reach the milestone

Sidney Crosby (87) of the Pittsburgh Penguins celebrates after scoring his 500th NHL goal during the first period against the Philadelphia Flyers at PPG PAINTS Arena on Tuesday. (Emilee Chinn/Getty Images)

Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby is the latest member of the NHL's 500-goal club.

Crosby reached the mark with a power-play goal in the first period of Tuesday night's game against Philadelphia.

Crosby is the 46th player in NHL history to reach the 500-goal plateau and the 18th to do it with one franchise. He is the second Penguin to score 500 goals, joining Hall of Famer Mario Lemieux.

Crosby beat Flyers goalie Carter Hart with a shot from just above the goal line at 16:34 of the first period. Longtime teammate Evgeni Malkin fed Crosby, who gave Pittsburgh a 2-1 lead.

Crosby's milestone also marked his 50th career goal against the Flyers. The three-time Stanley Cup winner has 50 goals and 67 assists in his career against Pittsburgh's cross-state rivals.

WATCH | Crosby joins the NHL 500-goal club:

Sidney Crosby scores his 500th career NHL goal

6 months ago
Duration 2:13
Watch Pittsburgh Penguins centre Sidney Crosby of Cole Harbour, N.S., become the 46th player in NHL history to reach the 500-goal plateau and only the 18th player to do it with one franchise.

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