Nova Scotia’s star hockey trio is on the verge of accomplishing something the small Canadian province has never seen before.
Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins, Nathan MacKinnon of the Colorado Avalanche and Brad Marchand of the Boston Bruins each have more than 80 points this season. With under a month left in the NHL’s regular season, all three star forwards now have a shot at reaching 100 points.
Should even two of the three hit the sought-after point figure, it will mark the first time more than one Nova Scotia-born player has done so — during a single season — in league history. In fact, only three Nova Scotia players to date can say they ever have.
Crosby, from Cole Harbour, N.S., has already done it five times in the NHL. The last time came during the 2013-2014 campaign when he finished with 104 points.
Hall of Fame defenceman Al MacInnis of Port Hood, N.S. surpassed 100 points with the Calgary Flames. He reached 103 points during the 1990-91 season.
Halifax Mooseheads Majority Owner Bobby Smith, who was born in North Sydney, N.S. but moved to Ottawa at an early age, also reached the 100-point plateau with the Minnesota North Stars during the 1981-1982 season, notching 114 points.
Statistically, Crosby and MacKinnon have the best shot at reaching 100 points.
Good luck fellas you make us Bluenosers proud!