New Jersey Devils’ Taylor Hall was unable to continue his enormous point streak in the Devils 3-2 loss to Winnipeg Thursday, ending the streak at 26 games.
Beginning on January 2nd, Taylor Hall recorded a point in every game he played, although he did miss three games at the end of January.
Over the stretch of 26 games, Hall was able to record 18 goals, and 20 assists.
The longest point streak belongs to Wayne Gretzky with a point in 51 consecutive games in the 1983-84 season.
Hall’s streak of 26 is the longest since Patrick Kane went 26 games in 2015-16, aside from that the next longest was when Mario Lemieux went 28 games in a row with a point in the 1995-96 season.
When looking at the statistics of scoring in the NHL today and when Gretzky went 51 games in a row, Hall’s streak is extremely impressive.
In the 1983-84 season, the average goals scored per game per team was 3.94, opposed to 2.96 goals per game today.
Take it a step further, Gretzky’s team in 1983-84 averaged 5.58 goals per game, Hall’s Devils have averaged 2.91 goals per game this year.
So when looking at it from this perspective, the fact that Hall was able to put up 18 goals and 20 assists in the last 26 games is pretty incredible in my opinion.