Crosby and the Penguins will face off against the New York Islanders later tonight.

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger doesn’t just root for members of his own team.

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On Saturday, he took time to congratulate Penguins Captain Sidney Crosby as he enters his 1,000th regular season game tonight.

“Sid, 1,000 games, congratulations. What an amazing accomplishment, just one of your many amazing accomplishments,” Roethlisberger said in a pre-recorded video posted to Twitter by the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Crosby is the first Penguins player to play 1,000 for the team and the 25th active NHL skater to do so.

The Penguins play against the New York Islanders at 7 p.m. Saturday.