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Patrick Kane sets consecutive-scoring record for American NHL players – SportsUntapped.com
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Added November 30th, 2015 by Ian

Patrick Kane sets consecutive-scoring record for American NHL players
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It appears that rape accusations against Chicago Blackhawks forwards Patrick Kane certainly haven’t affected his games this season as he just set a new NHL record for American-born players. Kane recently scored a point in his 19th consecutive game to break the old mark of 18 contests which was shared by Eddie Olczyk when he played with the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1989/90 season and Phil Kessel when he skated for the Boston Bruins in 2008/09. Kane set the new standard in a 3-2 loss in overtime at the Staples Centre to the Los Angeles Kings on November 28. The streak began back on October 17 when he scored a goal against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Kane has racked up a total of 11 goals and 20 assists for 31 points during the 19-game stretch. His record-breaking points came on a power play goal at the 11:10 mark of the first period against the Kings and then an assist in the second period on a goal by Niklas Hjalmarsson. Kane also managed to score at least one goal in seven consecutive matches during his current streak. He’s still in the hunt for the all-time Blackhawks franchise record for consecutive games with a point which is 21 and set back in the 1971/72 season by left winger Bobby Hull. However, he’s got a long way to go to reach the NHL record of 51 contests which Wayne Gretzky managed to set in the 1983/84 season.

After setting the new mark for American-born players, Kane was leading the NHL in scoring with 23 assists and 37 points and his 14 goals ranked him in a second-place tie. The streak came close to ending the night before the game against the Kings, but Kane managed to save it by earning an assist on a goal by Duncan Keith with just 27 seconds to go a contest against the Anaheim Ducks. The Blackhawks then went on to win the encounter in overtime.

Kane is currently enjoying the longest NHL point streak since 2010 when Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby put together a string of 25 games with at least one point. Crosby’s string consisted of 26 goals and 24 assists for 50 points. The 27-year-old Blackhawk of Buffalo, New York, has managed to score at least two points in eight of the 19 contests during the streak. Kane was originally drafted first overall in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft and has 219 goals and 375 assists for 594 points in 600 career regular-season games. He’s also chipped in with 48 goals and 66 assists for 114 points in 116 playoff games and helped Chicago win three Stanley Cups.

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