Sidney Crosby keeps point streak going
One of the signs in the crowd at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh said it all: Sid-sational.
Sidney Crosby extended his point streak to 25 games with a power-play goal at 10:34 of the first period against the Atlanta Thrashers on Tuesday night. Then he scored another one late in the same period and collected two assists in the third.
He now has 26 goals and 24 assists during the streak and leads the NHL with a total of 32 goals and 64 points.
And to think it was only two weeks ago that Crosby had set a new career high -- 20 games in a row in which he had at least one goal or assist.
For those of us who watched the Ducks take on Pittsburgh on Nov. 5 at Honda Center, who would have thought Crosby's two goals in that game would be the start of all this.
Crosby's streak is the longest since the Penguins' Mario Lemieux had a 28-game streak during the 1995-96 season. Lemieux also has the team record of 46 games in a row in 1989-90. A few years later, Mats Sundin had a 30-game streak for the old Quebec Nordiques during the 1992-93 season.
Crosby isn't even close yet to the NHL record of scoring in 51 consecutive games. That belongs to Wayne Gretzky.
Oh, and Crosby's Penguins beat the Thrashers, 6-3.
-- Debbie Goffa