Shayne Gostisbehere of the Philadelphia Flyers extended his record point streak by an NHL rookie defenseman to 13 games Tuesday with a first-period goal against the New Jersey Devils at Prudential Center.
Gostisbehere scored with 2:37 remaining in the period.
His 13-game streak, which started Jan. 19, is the second-longest in the NHL this season, behind the 26 games of Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane (Oct.17-Dec. 13).
It is the longest by an NHL defenseman in almost 20 years, since Brian Leetch had a 14-game streak for the New York Rangers (Oct. 30-Dec. 1, 1996), according to the Elias Sports Bureau, and the longest by any Flyers rookie.
The longest point streak by an NHL rookie since 1987-88 is 20 games by forward Paul Stastny of the Colorado Avalanche (Feb. 3-March 17, 2007). Gostisbehere is tied for fifth.
The last Flyers player to have a 13-game streak was center Eric Lindros (Jan. 7-Feb. 8, 1999).
Gostisbehere set the rookie defenseman record of 11 straight games Saturday with a third-period goal against the Devils. He reached 12 games Sunday with an assist against the New York Rangers with 9.7 seconds remaining in the third period.
Colorado Rockies defenseman Barry Beck held the record with two 10-game point streaks during the 1977-78 season.
Gostisbehere has 11 goals and 21 assists in 38 games this season.