It’s only Game 1 of the second round, but Anaheim Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf has already experienced his fair share of playoff pain. He missed time against the Dallas Stars and needed to temporarily wear a face shield and shook off what looked like an irksome blocked shot to notch an assist in the first period against the Los Angeles Kings.
Here’s video of him getting banged up:
He didn’t even leave the bench and made some big plays fighting through the discomfort. The standout moment came when Getzlaf set up Matt Beleskey’s tally:
When it comes to point streaks for U.S.-born NHL players, Patrick Kane now stands alone.
With a power-play goal early in Saturday’s Blackhawks – Kings game, Kane extended his streak to 19 games, breaking a tie with Phil Kessel and Eddie Olczyk (who finished with at least a point in 18 straight).
As of this writing, Kane has 11 goals and 19 assists during this 19-game streak. He also leads the NHL in scoring.
Bobby Hull’s 21-game point streak stands as the Chicago Blackhawks’ overall team record, by the way.
Kane also tied Denis Savard (1985-86) for second-longest streak in Chicago history. Bobby Hull had a 21-game streak.