It was as easy as 1-2-3, that's how fast "The Kid" rattled off his mileposts in one game against the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Crosby collected his 100th career goal, 200th assist and 300th point in the same game, conveniently placed as part of the Hockey Night in Canada package on Saturday night.
The legend in the making seems to have developed a knack for the moment, as he and Evgeni Malkin put on a clinic for the struggling Maple Leafs, scoring almost at will and providing some entertaining play making and of more importance, some much needed finish around the net.
Playing in his 219th career game, Crosby picked up points on all scoring plays, one goal and three assists on the way to the Pens 4-1 victory over the Leafs.
Reunited on the night with Malkin, Crosby also gets an honorable mention for an assist on Malkin's 200th goal of his career, Malkin added to the points list as well with a four point night.
Fellow line mate Pascal Dupuis was limited to but one point on the game, that on the first Penguins goal of the night, like many others he would spend the rest of Saturday night watching Crosby and Malkin work their magic and waiting for his chance to capitalize on his linemates skills and the attention that they will draw.
Vancouver Sun-- Crosby completes trifecta of milestones in win over Leafs
Toronto Star-- Leafs shot down by Pitt snipers
CBC Sports-- Crosby runs roughshod over Maple Leafs
Globe and Mail-- Crosby shines in win over Leafs
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette-- Pascal Dupuis a good fit on Penguins' top line
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette-- Crosby reaches 3 milestones in 4-1 victory against Toronto
Pittsburgh Tribune Review--Crosby not worried about puck
Picture above from Pittsburgh Post-Gazette website..