Keith Yandle isn’t playing for the streak and says he doesn’t suit up every night for the notoriety or the attention. It was just the way he was raised.
The Florida Panthers defenseman played his 738th consecutive contest Nov. 28 against Anaheim, adding to the longest active ironman streak in the league and passing former Florida blueliner Jay Bouwmeester for sixth place on the all-time list.
In an odd twist, Andrew Cogliano was in the Ducks’ lineup opposite Yandle for Game 738. Cogliano was the NHL’s active leader in consecutive games played until his streak ended last January at 830 when he was suspended for two games. “You feel bad for him,” said Yandle when Cogliano’s streak came to a halt last season. “I know what type of guy he is. He brings it every single night, and you hate to ...
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