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On this date in Penguins history: Sidney Crosby’s 25-game point streak ends

A point streak spanning 25 games came to an end on this date in 2010.

Pittsburgh Penguins v New York Islanders Photo by Mike Stobe/NHLI via Getty Images

It’s been 10 years since Penguins captain Sidney Crosby went on a 25-game point streak during the 2010-11 season.

That seems crazy to think about, but Father Time stops for no one, and a decade can go by in what feels like the blink of an eye.

On this day 10 years ago, Crosby’s 25-game point streak, in which he scored 50 points came to an end in a 2-1 shootout loss to the New York Islanders at the Nassau Coliseum.

The 2010-11 season had been shaping up to be a historic one for Crosby, with 32 goals and 34 assists (66 points) in 41 games.

50 of those 66 points came in the 25-game streak that stretched from November 5th to December 29th, just an absurd pace for Crosby.

I remember at the time tuning in for the four weekly episodes of 24/7 on HBO, which was capturing the lead-up to the Winter Classic and seeing Crosby put on a show.

Unfortunately, this was all cut short just a brief time after the streak came to an end with what we all remember of the bad sequence of events with hits from David Steckel in the Winter Classic vs. the Washington Capitals and again a brief time later from Victor Hedman vs. the Tampa Bay Lightning.

The streak is easily one of the memories that stand out from Crosby’s time here in Pittsburgh.