Kane matches longest points streak ever by an American

Sergei Belski / USA TODAY Sports

Patrick Kane pushed his point streak to 18 games in dramatic fashion Friday night, setting up the second of two Chicago Blackhawks goals scored with the net empty to force overtime versus the Anaheim Ducks.

Though his primary assist (secured with 27 seconds left to play) may feel like a bit of a sidebar after Chicago completed the improbable (also historic) comeback against one of its bitter rivals, it remains a tremendous accomplishment for the ultra-talented winger.

Kane now shares the longest point streak ever fashioned by an American-born player, matching Eddie Olczyk and Phil Kessel, and is currently riding the longest streak of its kind since the 2010-11 season.

He'll have a chance to eclipse Olczyk and Kessel, and improve on his league-leading 35 points, Saturday when the Blackhawks tangle with the Los Angeles Kings.

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