Sidney Crosby reaches 1,500 points as Penguins clip Wings

Captain Sidney Crosby collected two goals and an assist to boost his NHL career point total to 1,500, lifting the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 5-1 road win over the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday afternoon.The Penguins (40-30-10, 90 points) stayed in the hunt for one of the final two wild-card spots in the Eastern Conference. Pittsburgh entered the day one point behind Florida and the New York Islanders in the standings.Alex Nylander, Danton Heinen and Evgeni Malkin each scored a goal and Tristan Jarry made 19 saves for the Penguins.Pius Suter scored a goal and Ville Husso turned aside 23 shots for Detroit (35-34-10, 80 points).Nylander opened the scoring at 9:25 of the first period.Taking a pass from Mikael Granlund, Nylander got loose in between the faceoff circles in front of the Detroit net and fired a shot past Husso.The score remained that way until Crosby scored a backbreaking goal in the final seconds of the first period.After killing off a Detroit penalty, Pittsburgh’s Jake Guentzel forced a turnover by getting the puck off of the stick of Detroit defenseman Jake Walman in front of Husso.