Flyers' Keith Yandle ties record for most consecutive NHL games played

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At 13-21, the Flyers do not have a lot to commemorate this season. That is going to alter quickly, though. On Monday, Flyers defenseman Keith Yandle connected the NHL record for the majority of successive video games played. Yandle has actually played in a tremendous 964 straight video games going back to March 26, 2009.

He now shares the record with previous forward Doug Jarvis, who did not miss out on a regular-season video game from Oct. 8, 1975 to Oct. 10, 1987, covering numerous groups. Yandle’s record-tying night came versus the Dallas Stars and he can climax on Tuesday versus the New York Islanders.

“It wasn’t really something I expected,” Yandle stated on Monday night, according to ESPN. “I just kind of never really thought about it. I saw the guys standing for me, cheering. All the fans. It definitely meant a lot.”

Flyers interim coach Mike Yeo spoke extremely of the minute.

“It’s an incredible accomplishment,” Yeo stated. “No. 1, you have to love the game, you have to battle through sickness, injuries. A level of professionalism to come to the rink every day and be ready to go. And he’s a phenomenal teammate and I thought he played a hell of a game tonight.”

If Yandle does wind up breaking his streak quickly, we might have another record-breaker right behind him. Arizona Coyotes forward Phil Kessel, 34, has the second-longest active streak at 940 video games, according to NHL.com.



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