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Flyers' Yandle ties NHL Iron Man mark

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Keith Yandle tied retired center Doug Jarvis on Monday night for the NHL record of 964 consecutive games played.

The 35-year-old Yandle started his streak March 26, 2009, with Phoenix, and he has played 1,074 games with the Coyotes, New York Rangers and Florida Panthers.

A three-time All-Star, Yandle is in his first season with the Flyers and set the mark when he hit the ice early in the Flyers' 3-1 loss to Dallas. He waved to the crowd from the bench when his milestone was acknowledged on the big screen.


Avalanche extend home win streak to 16

DENVER (AP) Nazem Kadri and Mikko Rantanen scored, Pavel Francouz made 23 saves for his third career shutout and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Chicago Blackhawks 2-0 on Monday night to extend their franchise-record home winning streak to 16 games.

It was the seventh straight victory overall for the Avalanche, who tied the 1976 Boston Bruins for the fifth-longest home winning streak in NHL history. "It's just a feather in our cap for the guys," Colorado coach Jared Bednar said. "Guys understand that we have this streak at home and they want to keep it going."


Flyers lose NHL-worst 12th straight game

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Keith Yandle's streak earned him a standing ovation, stick taps from his Flyers' teammates and a slice of NHL history.

As for the Flyers' streak? Their ignominious run got them booed of the ice - fed-up fans showing no love for anything except for the NHL's Iron Man.


Castonguay Canucks' 1st female asst. GM

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) The Vancouver Canucks have hired former player agent Emilie Castonguay to be assistant general manager, making her the first female assistant GM in franchise history.

Jim Rutherford, Vancouver's president of hockey operations and the interim general manager, said Monday in a statement that Castonguay will play a lead role in player contracts and negotiations and managing the collective bargaining agreement.


Tkachuk has 5 assists, Flames rout Blues

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) Matthew Tkachuk had a career-high five assists, Johnny Gaudreau had a goal and three assists, and the Calgary Flames routed the St. Louis Blues 7-1 Monday night.

Tkachuk ended a four-game goal-scoring streak but was happy to spread the wealth. Four of his assists came in the second period, when Calgary outshot St. Louis 18-2.


Lehner makes 34 saves, Vegas blanks Caps

WASHINGTON (AP) Robin Lehner took a puck to the mask on a shot from Alex Ovechkin that was so hard it caved in the cage.

He needed to switch to an old helmet, but that did nothing to slow him down.


Wild tie club goal record, rout Habs 8-2

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Wild have struck a fresh balance this season.

Goals are coming from everywhere in the lineup, an everyman vibe that begins in the locker room and carries onto the ice.


Fox lifts Rangers past Kings in shootout

NEW YORK (AP) Adam Fox admitted he doesn't spend any time in practice working on his shootout attempts. The first try of his career was good enough to give the New York Rangers a big victory.

Fox scored the deciding goal in the sixth round of a shootout and the Rangers beat the Los Angeles Kings 3-2 on Monday night for their ninth win in 12 games.


Terry scores 23rd goal, Ducks top Bruins

BOSTON (AP) Troy Terry scored his team-leading 23rd goal, Ryan Getzlaf had a goal and set up another, and the Anaheim Ducks cooled off the Boston Bruins with a 5-3 victory Monday night.

Isac Lundestrom, Derek Grant and Greg Pateryn also scored for the Ducks, who won for the fourth time in 11 games. John Gibson made 23 saves and Hampus Lindholm had three assists.


Penguins' F Blueger out 6-to-8 weeks

PITTSBURGH (AP) Pittsburgh Penguins forward Teddy Blueger will miss 6-to-8 weeks after having surgery to repair a fractured jaw.

Blueger was injured when Winnipeg's Brenden Dillon hit him into the glass on Sunday in the first period of Pittsburgh's 3-2 shootout victory over the Jets.

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