Climbing the charts
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While noting that Sidney Crosby now has 87 career goals, we wondered where Crosby is among the Penguins' all-time career scoring leaders. After we found out he was now 25th all-time in franchise history, we decided to figure out the 75 other players after him in order to present you with a list of the top 100 leading scorers in franchise history. (Players currently with the Penguins are bolded)PlayerPoints1. Mario Lemieux1,7232. Jaromir Jagr1,0793. Rick Kehoe6364. Ron Francis6135. Jean Pronovost6036. Kevin Stevens5557. Syl Apps5008. Martin Straka4429. Paul Coffey44010. Ron Schock40411. Mark Recchi38412. Greg Malone36413. Mike Bullard36114. Alexei Kovalev34715. Ron Stackhouse34316. Rob Brown34217. Joe Mullen32518. Randy Carlyle32319. Lowell MacDonald30620. Larry Murphy30121. Doug Shedden28222. Dan Quinn27623. Bob Errey272 (132 goals)24. John Cullen272 (88 goals)25. Sidney Crosby25526. Pierre Larouche36427. Peter Lee24528. Ken Schinkel23629. Jan Hrdina22630. Aleksey Morozov21931. Randy Cunneyworth21632. Robert Lang21133. Paul Gardner20334. George Ferguson19535. Bryan Hextall18636. Rick Tocchet17937. Pat Boutette17438. Petr Nedved17039. Troy Loney16940. Rod Schutt168 (76 goals)41. Moe Mantha168 (37 goals)42. Doug Bodger16743. Phil Bourque16444. Greg Polis15845. Tomas Sandstrom15546. Bob Kelly15447. Sergei Gonchar14948. Dave Hannan14849. Keith McCreary14150. Vic Hadfield140 (61 goals)51. Kevin Hatcher140 (45 goals)52. Stu Barnes13653. Zarley Zalapski13554. John Chabot13455. Dave Burrows13256. Ryan Malone130 (67 goals)57. Al McDonough130 (56 goals)58. Ross Lonsberry12959. Gregg Sheppard12360. Val Fonteyne12161. Orest Kindrachuk11862. Evgeni Malkin114 (42 goals)63. Terry Ruskowski114 (40 goals)64. Peter Mahavolich114 (39 goals)65. Shawn McEachern11266. Mario Faubert11167. Wayne Bianchin109 (68 goals)68. Jim Johnson109 (14 goals)69. Ryan Whitney10770. Craig Simpson10571. Duane Rupp10472. Andy Bathgate103 (35 goals)73. Dick Tarnstrom103 (28 goals)74. Warren Young101 (49 goals)75. Nick Harbaruk101 (40 goals)76. Blair Chapman9977. German Titov9878. Wally Boyer94 (32 goals)79. Paul Baxter94 (25 goals)80. Ulf Samuelsson94 (11 goals)81. Bob Woytowich9382. Russ Anderson92 (15 goals)83. Randy Hillier92 (13 goals)84. Chuck Arnason89 (47 goals)84. Dean Prentice89 (47 goals)86. Jiri Slegr8687. Darius Kasparaitis8388. Michel Ouellet80 (35 goals)89. Dan Frawley80 (33 goal)90. Colby Armstrong7891. Greg Hotham7492. Mark Taylor72 (31 goals)93. Bryan Trottier72 (24 goals)94. Gary McAdam67 (27 goals)95. Markus Naslund67 (25 goals)96. Dennis Owchar67 (18 goals)97. Colin Campbell66 (14 goals)98. Sergei Zubov66 (11 goals)99. Michael Roszival65 (18 goals)100. Bryan Watson65 (11 goal)
-The next closest Penguins to cracking the top 100 is Erik Christensen (51).
-All totals are through Sunday.
-In the event of ties, goals carry more weight than assists.
EMPTY NETTER ASSISTS
-Sixteen years ago today, former Penguins coach Bob Johnson passed away.
-Going Five Hole found a video from the tribute they held for Johnson at the Civic Arena on following his death:
-The Penguins need some time off.
-The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins got goals from Nathan Smith and Kurtis McLean but fell to Hershey, 3-2.
-Aaron Clarke and David Laliberte scored for Wheeling in a 3-2 shootout loss to Trenton.
-We're a little late with this, but the Wheeling Nailers signed former Penguins goon Francois Leroux. Say what you will about Leroux, but he could throw down with the best of them. Ask Tony Twist:
Southeast Division-New Capitals coach Bruce Boudreau was actually an extra in "Slap Shot."
-Jamal Mayers had two goals and Manny Legace made 24 saves in a 3-0 shutout of the Flames.
-Ryan Getzlaf scored twice and led the Ducks to a 3-2 defeat of the rival Kings.
-The Stars got 39 saves from Mike Smith and beat the Rangers, 3-2.
-Roberto Luongo made 27 saves in a 2-0 shutout of the Blackhawks.
-Oilers defenseman Dick Tarnstrom, a former Penguin, suffered a mild concussion in a 3-2 win against Chicago Saturday.
-Lynn Zinser of the New York Times had a pretty good piece on the art of blocking shots.
-A teenager died at a Providence Bruins game Friday.
LEFT OUT IN THE COLD
-An EN reader had some issues trying to watch last Wednesday's game against the Devils:
"I was just wondering if you heard from anyone about the Devils game not being on the Center Ice package on Wednesday night. I was all set to watch some hockey and enjoy a little pre-holiday cheer, but when I turned it on, it was not listed among any of the games available. Talk about a letdown. (I also checked the NHL Online, but no luck there).
My theory is that there were more games being played than there were channels available, but still, there were some late games that were slated onto a couple of the channels that could have been used for the Pens, before switching to a later game. Do you know if there is some kind of rotation system to handle when the possible games outnumber the available channels?
It's tough enough following the Pens from out of town, especially in hockey-challenged Maryland, without Center Ice letting us down. Has anyone else from outside the market complained about this, or relayed any insight?
-Tony Napoleone, Baltimore, Md.
EN-We have Center Ice ourselves and have rarely had that problem with it. There have been occasions where a sexy game was left off there, but like we said, it's been very rare.
We're surprised the NHL wouldn't ensure that Sidney Crosby and company wouldn't be available to anyone willing to dish out cash to watch it. Crosby's obviously the poster boy for the league now and you would think the powers-that-be at the NHL would do anything to promote him to anyone that wants to watch him.
Anyone else have problems like Tony?
First Published November 26, 2007 2:32 am