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Patrick Kane sets longest point streak by an American-born player

The 2007 No. 1 overall pick continues to rewrite the record books.

Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane pushed his point streak to 19 games Saturday night with the opening goal against the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center.

Kane now holds the longest point streak by an American-born player in NHL history, surpassing former Hawk and current TV commentator Eddie Olcyzk and Phil Kessel. It is the longest streak since the 2010-11 season, when Sidney Crosby reeled off a 25-game point streak.

Here are a few looks at the goal:

The 2007 No. 1 pick has at least a point in all but two games this season. He currently leads the league in points with 36.

And Kane isn't done rewriting the record books.

The Buffalo, N.Y., native will need a point in the next three games to eclipse Bobby Hull for the Hawks' franchise record of 22 consecutive games with a point. He would break the record on home ice against the Winnipeg Jets on Dec. 6. He also sits four points away from moving pass Jeremy Roenick (596) for eighth all-time in points in franchise history.