Thursday, November 26, 2015

Kane's Point Streak Alive at 17

Patrick Kane increased his run of points scored to seventeen with two assists during the Blackhawks 5-2 win over San Jose on Wednesday night. The points move Kane within four of the all-time Chicago record of 21. It's the fifth-longest points streak in Blackhawks history.



Kane's streak is the longest that the NHL has seen in four seasons. The Buffalo native has 27 points during the 17-game stretch.



"It's something if it ends, it ends," Kane said of his streak, according to NHL.com. "I just want to play my game and make sure I'm doing the right things out there for the team. If it continues, it continues. I'm not too worried about it right now."

The all-time record for points in consecutive games belongs to Wayne Gretzky. The Great One notched numbers in 51 straight games during the 1983-1984 season. It's a tall order for Kane, especially given the fact that the NHL is notoriously tough to score goals in this season.

“Fifty-one’s almost like a season,” Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said in Tuesday, according to the Chicago Sun Times. “Especially in today’s game, where scoring is so difficult [with] checking mechanisms, being aware of a certain guy or what his tendencies are, or line tendencies. Night in, night out, somebody’s going to get the best of you. So that’s why it’s pretty remarkable. We’re happy with what Kaner’s achieved, knowing that the other guy, Gretz, is in a whole different class.”