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Halfway through season, Patrick Kane is odds-on favorite for Hart Trophy

Chicago Blackhawks' Patrick Kane (88) plays in an NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh, Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Patrick Kane tallied his league-leading 58th and 59th points last night to further cement his status as the frontrunner for the Hart Trophy.

The latest odds from sportsbook Bovada place Kane as a heavy favorite to win his first MVP.

Despite Chicago’s recent success, no Blackhawks player has claimed the trophy since Bobby Hull and Stan Mikita combined to win four consecutive Harts from 1965-68, when the team was still known as the Black Hawks.

But Kane is making a compelling case to become the first Chicago winner in recent history.

Exactly halfway through the season, Kane has seven more points than any other player in the league and also ranks first in assists (36) and second in goals (23).

He already has the longest point streak in franchise history (26 games) and he has a shot at breaking the team’s all-time single-season points record of 131, set by Denis Savard in 1987-88.

The next best odds belong to a pair of Dallas Stars. Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn each rank in the top three in both goals and points this season, and Dallas leads the Western Conference with 60 points.

Stats via NHL