Patrick Kane extended his point streak to 25 games on Friday, scoring a power-play goal midway through the second period of the Chicago Blackhawks’ home contest against the Winnipeg Jets.
With Chicago already owning a 1-0 lead, Kane received a cross-slot pass from Teuvo Teravainen and beat Connor Hellebuyck from the left faceoff circle for his team-leading 19th goal – 10 of which have come with the man advantage. The tally helped Kane match Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby’s run in 2010-11 as the longest point streak in the NHL since Mats Sundin’s 30-game string with the Quebec Nordiques during the 1992-93 campaign.
The 27-year-old Kane has collected 16 goals and 23 assists during his streak, which is the longest in franchise history as well as by an American-born player in the NHL. He has netted a tally in six of his last seven contests and has been kept off the scoresheet in only two of his 30 games this season.
Kane’s streak began on October 17, when he tallied against the Columbus Blue Jackets, and features three of his four game-winning goals on the season. It also includes a run of seven straight games from November 2-15 in which he scored a goal but nearly came to an end on November 27, when he kept it alive by assisting on defenseman Duncan Keith’s tying goal against the Anaheim Ducks with 27 seconds remaining in the third period.
Kane’s best performance during the streak came on November 8, when he netted the winning tally and added three assists in a 4-2 triumph over the Edmonton Oilers.
The streak is another jewel in the crown of Kane since he was drafted first overall by Chicago in 2007. The right wing is a four-time All-Star who captured the Calder Trophy in 2008, the Conn Smythe Trophy in 2013 and has been a part of three Stanley Cup championship teams while scoring at least 21 goals in each of his first eight NHL seasons.