Fans are just finding out about Wayne Gretzky's longest point streak, and can barely believe it's for real

Fans are just finding out about Wayne Gretzky’s longest point streak, and can barely believe it’s for real

Mitch Marner and Jason Robertson are smoking hot right now. Jason Robertson, Dallas Stars, is the stand-out player of the NHL this year, and last night, he became the first to reach 20 goals in NHL this season. He also extended his point streak to 17 games.

Mitch Marner of the Toronto Maple Leafs is currently on an 18 game point streak. He’s tied with Darryl Sittler and Eddie Olczyk for the longest in Maple Leafs history, and he just needs a point in Saturday’s matchup against the Tampa Bay Lightning to set a new franchise record.

All this talk about point streaks in the NHL had Scott Wheeler, NHL reporter on The Athletic, curious about Wayne Gretzky and his point streaks during his amazing career. And as it turns out, Mitch Marner and Jason Robertson have a long way to go if they want to pass The Great One in the longest point streak of all times.

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Wayne Gretzky’s longest point streak was for 51 games, from Oct. 1983 – Jan. 27, 1984.

Second on the longest point streak in NHL history is Mario Lemieux, with 46 games.

What’s so remarkable is that Gretzky’s longest streak is just five games longer, but he had 50 more points than Mario.

BOSTON, MA – 1979: Wayne Gretzky #99 of the Edmonton Oilers looks for line change in game against the Boston Bruins at Boston Garden . (Photo by Steve Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images)

Gretzky scored 61 goals and 153 points over the 51-game span as he led Edmonton to the franchise’s first Stanley Cup.

Wayne Gretzky is also No. 3, 4, and 6 on the list, with 39, 30, and 28 games. Tied for fourth, with Gretzky, is Mats Sundin, who scored 21 goals and 46 points over the 30 games with the Nordiques.

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