Patrick Kane had an assist to extend his point streak to 13 games, helping the Chicago Blackhawks defeat the Dallas Stars 3-0 at United Center on Tuesday.
The forward, who leads the Blackhawks with 31 points (12 goals, 19 assists), has 22 points (nine goals, 13 assists) during the streak. He tied Colorado Avalanche forward Nathan MacKinnon, Edmonton Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl and Boston Bruins forwards Brad Marchand and David Pastrnak for the longest point streak this season in the NHL. Last season, seven different players had a point streak of at least 13 games, the highest total since 1999-00, when nine players did.
Kane has four point streaks of at least 13 games in the NHL. The last Blackhawks player other than Kane to have a point in at least 13 consecutive games was Chris Chelios, who had a 15-game point streak in 1995-96.
The loss ended the Stars' seven-game winning streak and 12-game point streak (11-0-1).
Pastrnak gets tricky
Pastrnak scored three goals to increase his League-leading total to 23 in 24 games in the Bruins' 8-1 win against the Montreal Canadiens at Bell Centre.
He joins Oilers center Connor McDavid as the only player to have two hat tricks this season. The 23-year-old leads the League with five three-goal games since 2018-19, two more than the next closest players -- Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin and Winnipeg Jets forward Patrik Laine -- who each have three.
Since 1989-90, only two players have scored more goals through 24 games than Pastrnak; Mario Lemieux of the Pittsburgh Penguins had 26 goals in the first 24 games in 1992-93 and Brett Hull of the St. Louis Blues scored 24 goals in that span in 1990-91.
Marchand had three points (one goal, two assists) Tuesday and leads the Bruins with 42 points (17 goals, 25 assists). He is the fourth player to have at least 40 points through 24 games in the past 45 years with the Bruins, joining Adam Oates (1992-93), Phil Esposito (1974-75) and Bobby Orr (1974-75).
Kahkonen wins in NHL debut
Kaapo Kahkonen made 32 saves in his NHL debut and helped the Minnesota Wild to a 3-2 win against the New Jersey Devils at Prudential Center.
The 23-year-old is the second Wild goalie to win in his NHL debut. Matt Hackett did so in a 2-1 victory against the San Jose Sharks on Dec. 6, 2011.
The win extended the Wild's point streak to seven games (4-0-3).
Pageau, Panarin surging in November
Jean-Gabriel Pageau and Artemi Panarin each is having an impressive November.
Pageau, an Ottawa Senators forward, has 10 goals in November, second-most in the League, behind McDavid, who has 12. Pageau is three goals shy of Daniel Alfredsson's team record of 13 goals scored in a calendar month, set in November 2005.
The Senators have three games remaining in November, including a home game against the Bruins at Canadian Tire Centre on Wednesday (7 p.m. ET; SN360, TVAS, NESN, NHL.TV).
Panarin, a forward with the New York Rangers, has 20 points (seven goals, 13 assists) in November and has at least one point in 11 of 12 games this month. The last time a Rangers player had 20 points in a calendar month was March 2012 when Brad Richards (22 points in 17 games) and Marian Gaborik (20 points in 17 games) each did so.
The Rangers play the Carolina Hurricanes at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday (7 p.m. ET; MSG+, FS-CR, NHL.TV).