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Taylor Hall’s Point Streak

from Rob Vollman at NHL.com,

Taylor Hall extended his point streak to 26 games Tuesday, and the New Jersey Devils forward's run stacks up well against the longest streak in NHL history, by Wayne Gretzky.

After getting two assists in a 6-4 victory against the Montreal Canadiens, Hall has 38 points (18 goals, 20 assists) in his past 26 games played; he missed three games Jan. 22-25 with a thumb injury. He has had a point in 19 straight games (26 points; 13 goals, 13 assists) since returning from injury, the longest such streak in the NHL this season, entering New Jersey's home game against the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday.

His 26-game streak is the longest in New Jersey history; Patrik Elias (1999-2000) and Brian Gionta (2005-06) shared the record, each having had a point in 15 consecutive games. It is the longest in the NHL since Patrick Kane of the Chicago Blackhawks had a point in 26 straight games in 2015-16.

Gretzky had a point in the Edmonton Oilers' first 51 games of the 1983-84 season. And though Hall is a little more than halfway to Gretzky's streak, once scoring levels are factored in, it's nearly as impressive. 

In 1983-84, NHL teams averaged 3.94 goals per game, 32.4 percent higher than the 2.96 NHL teams were averaging this season through Tuesday.

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