Flyers Defenseman Keith Yandle Plays 965th Straight Game to Break NHL Record
There’s a new “ironman” in the NHL record books. Flyers defenseman Keith Yandle took the ice for his 965th consecutive game on Tuesday to break the record held by Doug Jarvis since 1986. Yandle, halfway through Year 16, took the ice for his first shift against the Islanders Tuesday in New York to a standing ovation.
“It’s one of those things that I don’t think it’s really sunk in too much yet. It’s obviously something I’m super grateful for.” — Keith Yandle
Unfortunately for the Flyers, they lost their 13th straight game (4-3).
Watch: Yandle Becomes New NHL Ironman
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