In March of 1988 Mario Lemieux of the Pittsburgh Penguins set one of hockey's most impressive - and unique - NHL records.
Spanning multiple games, Lemieux scored or assisted on eleven consecutive Penguins' goals. That set a record of the most points on consecutive goals by any player with one team.
I found that pretty amazing. Then I learned from trivia guru Liam Maguire that Lemieux's record has since been bettered!
In 1999-2000 Lemieux's old running mate Jaromir Jagr scored or assisted on fifteen consecutive Penguins goals spread over seven games!
What's even more amazing is the Penguins went 0-5-2 during that streak!
Here are some more NHL streaks that may never be broken:
1. Glenn Hall's 502 consecutive games played by a goaltender, 1955-1962. And he did it all without a mask.
2. New York Islanders' 19 consecutive playoff series victories, 1980-1984.
3. Punch Broadbent's 16 consecutive games with at least one goal, 1921-22. Charlie Simmer (13 straight in 1979-80) and Mario Lemieux (12 straight in 1992-93) are the only modern players to come close.
4. Winnipeg Jets 30 game winless streak, 1980. 0-27-3 back when ties were still around.
5. Calgary Flames 264 games scoring at least one goal and not being shutout, 1981-1985.