Crosby, Malkin Tie Lemieux for 2nd on Penguins' Playoff Games List

Bleacher Report MilestonesB/R StaffMay 1, 2016

Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby (87) and Evgeni Malkin (71) sit on the bench during the first period of a first-round NHL playoff hockey game against the New York Rangers in Pittsburgh, Saturday, April 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
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Pittsburgh Penguins centers Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin both made the 107th playoff appearances of their careers in Saturday's 2-1 road win over the Washington Capitals, tying Mario Lemieux for second place on the franchise's all-time list for playoff games played, per Sportsnet Stats.

Coming off a 4-3 overtime loss in Thursday's Game 1, the Penguins managed to flip home-ice advantage in their favor, pulling out a narrow victory to send the series to Pittsburgh tied at one game apiece.

The Caps allowed Crosby to put just three shots on goal and held him off the scoresheet, while Malkin had just two shots on net but was credited with the first assist on right wing Eric Fehr's game-winning goal, which occurred with only four minutes, 38 seconds remaining in the contest.

Crosby debuted in 2005-06 and has missed just one playoff game in his career, with the Penguins qualifying for the postseason in every year besides his rookie campaign.

Malkin debuted the following season and has yet to miss the playoffs, though he did sit out Game 1 of the Penguins' first-round series against the New York Rangers while recovering from an upper-body injury that cost him the final 15 games of the regular season.

In any case, it will be at least one more year before Malkin and/or Crosby can make a run at Jaromir Jagr's franchise record of 140 playoff appearances.

Lemieux holds the Penguins marks for playoff points (172), goals (76) and assists (96), followed by Jagr (147-65-82), Crosby (126-46-80), Malkin (120-45-75) and Kevin Stevens (106-46-60).

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