Karl Alzner continues to build upon his “Iron Man” designation for the Capitals, notching another new milestone in tonight’s game against the Vancouver Canucks. Alzner is scheduled to play in his 516th NHL/Capitals game on Saturday at Vancouver, passing Joe Reekie (515) for 10th place in franchise history in games played by a defenseman.
In addition, Alzner has played in 464 consecutive games (2010-16), marking the longest consecutive games played streak in franchise history. Alzner led the team in final stretches this afternoon in Vancouver.
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Alzner set the franchise record on January 27th of this year, marking his 423 consecutive game at the time.
By Jon Sorensen