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MacInnis, now enshrined in the Hockey Hall of Fame, is among them.
Back in the spring of 1989, he was not just the Flames’ leading point-producer. He won the overall playoff scoring crown with 31 points, six clear of the pack.
“He was absolutely incredible,” Maher said. “Don’t forget, he had that point streak, too — he went 17 straight games with a point, which was a record for a defenceman. He was one short of the record set by Bryan Trottier — and I think it still stands — at 18.
“In the last 17 games, Al had points in every game. Of course, he couldn’t go any further.”
The point streak was halted — one shy of Trottier’s record that does, indeed, still stand — because the Flames were slurping champagne from Lord Stanley’s shiny mug, having...Read More