On January 27, 1984, Edmonton Oiler’s legend Wayne Gretzky’s 51-game scoring streak came to a close in a 3-3 tie with the New Jersey Devils. He did not score the next day as the Oilers lost 4-2 to the Los Angeles Kings.
With 61 goals and 92 assists accumulated in the first 51 games of the season, Gretzky could have walked away with the league scoring title. But, it was only January, and as expected, he was not done. He finished the season with 87 goals, 118 assists and only 39 penalty minutes. The Great One totaled 205 points at the end of the season, second in line was Paul Coffey with 126 and third was Michel Goulet with 121.
Gretzky, 30 years later, remains the leader in consecutive games with points and even has three of the top four streaks (In order, starting with longest streak: 83-84, 85-86 and 82-83). The player with the second longest streak, 46 games.
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