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Gostisbehere point streak ends at 15 games

Flyers defenseman set rookie record for position @NHL

Shayne Gostisbehere of the Philadelphia Flyers had his record point streak by an NHL rookie defenseman end at 15 games Tuesday in a 3-1 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena.

"It was a special streak," Gostisbehere told the Flyers website. "I really can't thank my teammates and coaches [enough]. They helped me along the way, not letting me think about it too much, and the biggest thing, not getting a big head about it. 

"It was a fun thing. I'm personally happy it's over and we don't have to talk about it anymore, but I just want to thank all my teammates for all the support."

The streak, which began Jan. 19, was the second-longest in the NHL this season, behind the 26 games of Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane (Oct. 17-Dec. 13).

Gostisbehere's streak was the longest by an NHL defenseman in more than 20 years, since Chris Chelios had a 15-game streak for the Chicago Blackhawks (Oct. 26-Nov. 28, 1995).

Gostisbehere had the third-longest streak by any NHL rookie since 1987-88, behind Teemu Selanne of the Winnipeg Jets (17 games; March 9-April 15, 1993) and record-holder Paul Stastny of the Colorado Avalanche (20 games; Feb. 3-March 17, 2007). 

Barry Beck of the Colorado Rockies held the rookie defenseman record with two 10-game point streaks during the 1977-78 season. 

Gostisbehere has 12 goals and 22 assists in 41 games this season.

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