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Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane extended his point streak to 19 games with a goal against the Kings on November 28. With that goal, he broke the record for most consecutive games with at least one point by an American born player, breaking the prior record of 18 games, held by both Eddie Olczyk and current Pittsburgh Penguin Phil Kessel. His last game without a goal or an assist dates back to October 15 in a 4-1 loss to the Capitals.
The NHL points leader has plans to enter the record books at least a few more times. With another goal against the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday, Kane is now one game away from tying Bobby Hull for the Blackhawks franchise record of 21 consecutive games with a point. His next challenge would be to go for the NHL record, which is held by “The Great One”, Wayne Gretzky.
As most hockey fans know, any record in the grasp of the hockey legend Wayne Gretzky is likely to be impossible to reach, let alone break. Gretzky holds numerous records including most goals, most assists, most points, and many more. However, the record Patrick Kane is most interested in right now is Gretzky’s record for most consecutive games with a point with 51 games. Kane is still a distant 31 games from that mark, but with the way he is rolling right now, he could surely make a run for it.