COLUMBUS, OH - DECEMBER 12: Antoine Vermette #50 of the Columbus Blue Jackets skates past a fan's sign asking to marry her during the pre-game warmups prior to the start of their game against the Anaheim Ducks on December 12, 2009 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/NHLI via Getty Images)
It's cool when you think about how many great American players have played the game and the two players that were at that 18-game point streak and what they've done in their careers. It's pretty cool right now, but it was kind of overshadowed by the loss.
— Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane after breaking the record for longest point streak by an American-born player with a goal and an assist in a 3-2 overtime loss against the Kings