Patrick Kane's historic point streak is catching everyone's attention.
Wayne Gretzky, who holds the record with a 51-game point streak, commented on Kane's run earlier this week and discussed the chances of the Blackhawks star breaking his record.
On Friday, Kane will look to become the second player since 1992-93 to reach a point streak of 25 games when the Blackhawks take on the Winnipeg Jets at the United Center. The only other player to do that is Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby, who hit the 25-game mark during the 2010-11 campaign.
And even he can't help but be impressed with Kane's season so far.
"It's impressive no matter what the game's like, to be honest with you," Crosby told NHL.com. "The consistency you need to have to be able to do that, it's really tough. You need some bounces along the way, but to be that consistent game after game, it's not easy. Everybody knows when they're playing against them, that's the guy they want to shut down. So for him to be able to continue to produce, yeah, that's really impressive."
Crosby knows how difficult it is to do what Kane is doing right now.
The last player to register a point streak of more than 25 games was Mats Sundin, who registered a 30-game point streak in 1992-93 with the then Quebec Nordiques before they relocated to Colorado and were renamed the Avalanche.
During that time period, the league average for goals per game was 3.63. In 1983-84 during Gretzky's record-setting 51-game point streak, it was up to 3.94.
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For Crosby in 2010-11, it was a mere 2.79 while the average during Kane's streak this year is 2.66.
Not only that, but as the streak continues to grow, there's more attention and outside pressure to keep it going.
"I think it's in the back of your mind," Crosby said. "I think that once it gets up there, I think everyone's aware of it. So you're trying to find a way to keep that streak going, but when you're playing that well, I think you're just confident in your game. You know that the points are going to come when they're coming like that. That's just how it works."