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Kane breaks record for American-born point streak

by NHL Media / Chicago Blackhawks

Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane scored in the first period to set the point-streak record by an American-born player with a point in his 19th straight game, against the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center on Saturday.

Kane scored 11:10 into the game to break a tie with Eddie Olczyk (Toronto Maple Leafs, 1989-90) and Phil Kessel (Boston Bruins, 2008-09), who each scored in 18 straight games.

Kane has 11 goals and 19 assists during the streak, which began on Oct. 17 against the Columbus Blue Jackets. He had a goal in seven straight games from Nov. 2-15.

Kane is two games shy of tying the Blackhawks record 21-game point streak set by Bobby Hull (1971-72).

Heading into Saturday, Kane led the NHL in points (35) and assists (22) and was tied for second in goals (13).

The streak almost ended at 17 games Friday against the Anaheim Ducks, but Kane assisted on Duncan Keith's goal with 27 seconds remaining in the third period of a 3-2 overtime win.

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