Friday, November 27, 2015

Kane Extends Scoring Streak to 18 Games

The second goal of the Blackhawks' improbable win over Anaheim on Saturday kept alive Patrick Kane's scoring streak and enabled Chicago to get to overtime with the Ducks.

Kane tied the record for most consecutive games with a point by an American-born player with this third-period assist (see video above) against the Anaheim Ducks at Honda Center on Friday. The Buffalo native registered the secondary assist on Duncan Keith's goal with 27 seconds remaining. The Blackhawks would win on Artem Anisimov's OT winner, and Kane would finish the game with an 18-point scoring streak, the longest in the NHL since Sidney Crosby's 25-point streak in 2010-11.

Kane tied the American point record shared by Eddie Olczyk (Toronto Maple Leafs, 1989-90) and Phil Kessel (Boston Bruins, 2008-09). Kane is 10-19-29 during the 18-game run, and he's the NHL's leading scorer at 13-22-35 in 23 games.

If you're keeping score at home, the NHL's longest ever point-scoring streak belongs to Wayne Gretzky. The Great One scored points in the first 51 games of the season in 1984-1984. He registered 153 points in those games. Yeah, those were different times.