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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Sidney Crosby Extends Point Streak to 25 Games in Penguins Win

Sidney Crosby extended his career-best scoring streak to 25 games in the Penguins' 6-3 victory Tuesday night against the Thrashers.

Unlike Sunday's game against the Senators, Crosby got going early on the power play -- scoring his league-leading 31st goal and Pittsburgh's first of the game at the 10:34 mark of the first period. He padded his league lead in goals and points when he found the net at 18:34 in the first, before later assisting on two goals in the third.


Crosby's four-point effort on Tuesday night moves him into a tie for third place -- alongside Wayne Gretzky and Brett Hull from the 1991-92 season -- on the NHL's longest point streaks list since the 1989-90 season. Only Mats Sundin's 30-game point streak from 1992-93, and former teammate and Penguins' co-owner Mario Lemieux's 46-game streak from 1989-90 are ahead of the 23-year-old Crosby.
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