Pittsburgh captain Sidney Crosby
extended his points streak to 19 games, matching his career high, with a second-period assist in Tuesday night's game at Philadelphia.
With the Penguins on a power play, Crosby fed Evgeni Malkin
in the right circle. Malkin passed to defenseman Alex Goligoski
at the point, then one-timed the return pass behind Brian Boucher
8:23 into the period to tie the game at 1-1.
Crosby added an assist on another power-play goal by Malkin early in the third period, but the Penguins lost 3-2 to the Flyers, ending their 12-game winning streak.
Crosby also had a 19-game streak early in the 2007-08 season. But he put up just 30 points during that streak; the assists on Tuesday gave him 38 points (20 goals, 18 assists) during this streak.