Sidney Crosby's points streak ends at 25 games

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Sidney Crosby's 25-game points streak, the longest in the NHL for 18 years, ended on Wednesday when the Pittsburgh Penguins lost 2-1 in a shootout to the New York Islanders.

Crosby managed just two shots against the Islanders to go scoreless for the first time since Nov 3.

"Would have been nice to keep it going, just one of those games (where) there was low scoring," Crosby told reporters. "There was chances to be had but they didn't go in."

The NHL's leader in points and goals scored, Crosby tallied 26 goals and 24 assists during the run which is the longest since Quebec's Mats Sundin had a 30-game streak during the 1992-93 season.

(Writing by Jahmal Corner in Los Angeles; Editing by John O'Brien)