According to the fine folks at Elias Sports Bureau, an obscure record streak was broken on Saturday night.
When Sidney Crosby scored three goals in the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-1 win over New Jersey, it marked the first time a player scored three or more goals in a game against the Devils since February 17th, 2004. Marian Gaborik last turned the trick against the Devils, some 291 games ago. That is the longest such streak in the history of the National Hockey League, eclipsing the previous mark of 248 games without a hat trick against set by Detroit back from 1948 to 1952.
Another interesting tidbit from Elias: Crosby added an assist last night, meaning it was Crosby's 11th career regular-season game with four or more points. But it was his first such game in which he scored more than one goal.