Sid on the Blackhawks: Breaking Down Patrick Kane’s Historic Streak

Sidney Brown provides dispatches from the front lines of Blackhawks fandom every week during the hockey season.

Patrick Kane’s hot scoring streak is currently at 20 games and the numbers coming from it are producing more combinations than the lottery.

Kane’s performance so far this season ranks among the all-time greats to ever play the game of hockey. The word DOMINANCE is too obvious to use in describing Kaner’s outburst on the ice.

Let’s take a closer look at the numbers and no matter how you’ve followed him so far you may be surprised at how great he’s been and it’s scary that this current streak can go into another stratosphere for the best player in the NHL.

The Streak: 48 Days and 20 Games

Time On Ice: 429:30

Goals: 12

Assists: 20

+/- : +11

Shots: 69

Kane at the United Center

Games: 11

Goals: 9

Assists: 14

Points: 23

*Scored a point in every home game this season

Setting the Pace

Kaner’s future looks so bright, you have to wear shades when looking at his numbers while projecting his outcome at the same time right?

                                         Season                    On Pace                  Career High

Goals                         15                             49                            30

Assists                       23                             79                            58

Points                        38                             125                          88

Power Play Goals      8                               26                           13

*November statistics for the NHL’s #1 Star of the month: Goals — 8, Assists — 15, Points — 23

Kane’s Place in History

Longest Point Streaks (American Born Players)

                                       Games   Season  Career Points
Patrick Kane  19        2015-16   594
Phil Kessel          18        2008-09    535
Eddie Olczyk      18        1989-90     794
Brian Leetch      17         1991-92      1,028

NHL All-Time Scoring Streak List

                                       Team           Year    Games
Wayne Gretzky   Edmonton     1983    51
Mario Lemieux   Pittsburgh   1989    46
Mats Sundin       Quebec       1992    30
Guy Lefleur        Montreal     1976    28
Paul Coffey         Edmonton     1985    28
Steve Yzerman    Detroit      1988    28
Sidney Crosby    Pittsburgh   2010    25
Bobby Hull          Chicago      1971    21
Patrick Kane    Chicago      2015    20

Longest Point Streaks — Blackhawks History

                                   Season  Games

Bobby Hull            1971-72       21
Patrick Kane      2015-16    20
Denis Savard          1985-86       19
Denis Savard          1981-82       18
Denis Savard          1987-88       16
Denis Savard          1987-88       16
Stan Mikita           1967-68       16

December Preview

As the last month of 2015 commences, the Hawks will be very happy to return home to the United Center where they will have a total of nine games upcoming, the slate includes the Winnipeg Jets twice, Colorado Avalanche, Nashville Predators and San Jose Sharks. In their six road games this month the opponents will not be a walk in the park either, with the Dallas Stars, Nashville Predators, Colorado Avalanche and Buffalo Sabres welcoming Chicago.

As a team still in search of an identity, there’s a much needed opportunity to make up ground in the Central Division and once again develop a killer instinct on home ice. As usual, when the stakes are high and better competition comes calling, the Hawks rise to the occasion.

Peaking in the middle of the pack in the Western Conference standings and with the roster healthy, it’s time for the men in red to make their mark establishing themselves as a championship contender and put fear back into opponents heads.  Two key stats to keep your eyes on for the month of December, penalty kill percentage ranked 16th in the NHL in goals per game, ranking 12th.

If the Hawks want to have a successful month to end the calendar year, the rankings of these two categories must improve to better standards.

Giving Props

To Hawks coach Joel Quenneville for coaching in his 1,400 career regular season game in the NHL on Tuesday.  Quenneville looks more and more like a lock for the Hockey Hall of Fame, not only for his 3 Stanley Cups as a head man but for his placement in this elite class of longevity.

                                                     Games

Scotty Bowman                              2,141

Al Arbour                                        1,607

Dick Irvin                                        1,449

Ron Wilson                                     1,401

Joel Quennevile                       1,400

Pat Quinn                                        1,400

Team Leaders

Points: Patrick Kane (38); Goals: Kane (15); Assists: Kane (23); Penalty Minutes: Jonathan Toews (28); Goals Against Average: Corey Crawford (2.52)

Team Stats

Goals Per Game: 2.7 (12th in NHL)
Goals Against: 2.6 (12th in NHL)
Power Play: 22% (6th in NHL)
Penalty Kill: 81.4% (12th in NHL)

The Road Ahead (Through 12/9)*

Tonight at Ottawa Senators — 6:30 pm
Friday vs. Winnipeg Jets — 4 pm
Dec. 8 vs. Nashville Predators — 7:30 pm

*All times central

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