Sunday, November 29, 2015

Patrick Kane Breaks American Record with Points in 19 Straight Games



Patrick Kane's red-hot ride continues. The Buffalo native poured in a goal to notch a point in his 19th consecutive game on Saturday during Chicago's 3-2 OT loss to the Kings at Staples Center.

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Kane passes Phil Kessel and Eddie Olczyk, Americans who eached scored points in 18 consecutive games. The all-time NHL record for points in consecutive games belongs to Wayne Gretzky, who scored points in 51 straight games in the 1983-1984 season.

Kane's streak is just two shy of the all-time Blackhawks streak, set by Bobby Hull in the 1971-1972 season. Kane, who has scored 11 goals and 20 assists during the 19-game, 44-day streak, is now tied with Denis Savard for second all-time among Blackhawks players at 19.

"It's cool," Kane told reporters after the game, according to the Chicago Tribune. "You think about all the great American players that have played the game, the two players that had the 18-games point streak and what they've done in their careers. So it's pretty cool right now, but kind of overshadowed by the loss."