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Crosby's streak reaches 23 games @NHL

Sidney Crosby needed just 3:21 of Thursday night's game against Washington to extend his scoring streak to 23 games, the longest in the NHL in 18 years.

Pittsburgh's captain set up to the right of the net and made a perfect deflection on Kris Letang's point shot to give the Penguins an early 1-0 lead against the Capitals at the Verizon Center. Crosby added a third-period assist in the Penguins' 3-2 shootout victory. He now has 23 goals and 45 points during the streak, and he leads the NHL with 29 goals and 60 points.

Crosby's streak is the longest in the NHL since Quebec's Mats Sundin had a point in 30 consecutive games in 1992-93.

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