Sidney Crosby’s Consecutive Games Point Streak Ends at 25

Surprisingly it was the lowly New York Islanders who put an abrupt halt to Sidney Crosby’s consecutive game’s point streak. What makes this so surprising is that throughout his career Crosby has always dominated the Islanders by scoring 62 points in 33 games. Wednesday night however belonged to the New York Islanders who enjoyed the highlight of their dismal season by not only shutting out Crosby but beating the first place Penguins 2-1 in a shootout. “It would’ve been nice to keep things going, but it was one of those games,” Crosby said. Playing a huge role for the Islanders was veteran goalie Rick DiPietro who made 37 saves including several on Crosby. Afterwards the 29 year-old was quick to praise his team for the quality effort on Crosby. “That wasn’t me. It was a complete team effort,” DiPietro said. “The defensive corps played with a lot of focus and a lot of heart. When we’re playing smart in our defensive zone, we’re a good hockey team.” Scoring for New York was Josh Bailey and P.A. Parenteau with the shootout winner. Meanwhile scoring for Pittsburgh was Chris Conner. During Crosby’s point streak the Penguins, who are first overall have gone an impressive 19-5-1. Over the past two years Pittsburgh have gon 16-4-1 against New York since the start of the 2007/08 season. Over the past two years they have dominated to the tune of a 11-1-1 record.
Note: The last time Crosby was shut out in a game was way back on November 3 against the Dallas Stars.

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