Doubling up - 03-03-13

Written by Seth Rorabaugh on .

Sidney Crosby scored his 10th goal of the season in last night's wild 7-6 overtime win against the Canadiens.

It marked the seventh time in Crosby's eight-season career he has reached double-digit totals in goals. In the history of the franchise, only nine players have scored 10 or more goals in a season that many times:

Player, position Seasons with
10 or more goals
Mario Lemieux, C 14
Jaromir Jagr, RW 11
Rick Kehoe, RW 10
Jean Pronovost, RW 10
Sidney Crosby, C 7
Ron Francis, C 7
Greg Malone, C 7
Ron Schock, C 7
Kevin Stevens, LW 7

Chris Kunitz reached the double-digit plateau last night as well with his 10th and 11th goals of the season. At the moment, he is one of just five players to reach that mark all eight seasons since the 2004-05 lockout:

Player, position Teams
Jeff Carter, C Flyers/Kings
Chris Kunitz, LW Thrashers/Ducks/Penguins
Patrick Marleau, C Sharks
Eric Staal, C Hurricanes
Thomas Vanek, LW Sabres

-Note: Kunitz is the only player in that group of five who was undrafted. In fact, the other four names were all first-round picks.

(Photo: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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