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Crosby hits 40 at a record pace

5/23/2013

Trailing 2-1 after the first period, the Penguins scored the next six goals to beat the Senators, 7-2, and take a 3-1 series lead in the Stanley Cup Eastern Conference Semifinals. Sidney Crosby tallied his 40th career playoff goal in his 77th playoff game. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, that’s the fewest playoff games needed among active players to reach 40 playoff goals (the previous record was 86 games by Jaromir Jagr).

Eastern Conference Semifinals - Game 4

Penguins 7, Senators 3 (Penguins lead series, 3-1)

* Penguins: score 6 unanswered goals after trailing 2-1 at end of 1st period (scored 2 goals in 0:40 span in 2nd period, 3 goals in 1:45 span in 3rd period)

* Sidney Crosby (PIT): Goal (7), assist, 40th career playoff goal (FROM ELIAS: Fastest to 40 career playoff goals among active players)

* Jarome Iginla (PIT): 2 goals (4), 5th career multi-goal playoff game (1st with Penguins)

* Kris Letang (PIT): 4 assists, ties Penguins single-game playoff record (done 8 previous times in club history, most recently by Sidney Crosby vs Senators on April 11, 2008)

* Senators: have never won a playoff series when they have trailed 3-1 after 4 games (0-5 all-time)

* Senators: tie franchise record for most goals allowed in a playoff game (also allowed 7 goals vs Penguins in 2010 and vs Sabres in 2006)

Fewest Games To 40 Career Playoff Goals, Active Players

40th GOAL

Sidney Crosby 77 Wednesday

Jaromir Jagr 86 1996

Henrik Zetterberg 87 2010

Johan Franzen 90 2013

Danny Briere 92 2011

>> SOURCE: Elias Sports Bureau

Most Goals Allowed In A Playoff Game, Senators History

Wednesday vs Penguins7

April 20, 2010vs Penguins7

May 5, 2006vs Sabres <<7

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