By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – As the Penguins took the ice prior to Sidney Crosby’s 1,000th game – it was tough to tell who was and wasn’t…Sidney Crosby.

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As the players emerged from the locker room to get themselves ready for a matchup with the Islanders, each player donned a black, home Penguins jersey with a C on the front left shoulder and “Crosby 87” on the back.

All to honor the captain’s 1,000th game as a Pittsburgh Penguin.

Not only did the team all wear their Crosby jerseys, but they also found another way to honor the captain’s 16 seasons in the National Hockey League.

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As Crosby does in each pregame warmup, the captain stops to retire his skates, only this time, he had a lot of company.

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The Penguins and Islanders face-off tonight in an East Division matchup at 7:00.