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Penguins' Crosby impressed by Kane's career-high point streak

CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 19: Patrick Kane #88 of the Chicago Blackhawks leaps to avoid colliding with Sidney Crosby #87 of the Pittsburgh Penguins during an exhibition game at United Center on September 19, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The Penguins defeated the Blackhawks 4-3 in a shootout. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 19: Patrick Kane #88 of the Chicago Blackhawks leaps to avoid colliding with Sidney Crosby #87 of the Pittsburgh Penguins during an exhibition game at United Center on September 19, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The Penguins defeated the Blackhawks 4-3 in a shootout. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby appreciates all that is required to piece together an impressive point streak.

After all, Crosby's 25-game stretch in 2010 was nearly broken on several occasions. Five years later, the two-time Hart Trophy winner may see his sizzling run matched on Friday when Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane carries his franchise-best 24-game point streak into the United Center to face the Central Division-rival Winnipeg Jets.

Regardless of Friday's outcome, Crosby told NHL.com that he's been impressed by Kane's streak.

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Kane collected his 15th goal and 38th point of the stretch by scoring his team's lone goal in a 5-1 setback to the Nashville Predators on Thursday.

"The consistency you need to have to be able to do that, it's really tough. You need some bounces along the way, but to be that consistent game after game, it's not easy. Everybody knows when they're playing against them, that's the guy they want to shut down. So for him to be able to continue to produce, yeah, that's really impressive."

Wayne Gretzky holds the NHL record with a staggering 51-game point streak set during the 1983-84 season. "The Great One" called Kane's streak "more challenging" on Wednesday.