Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 07/24/12 at 05:15 PM ET
from John Kreiser of NHL.com,
...there are some records that don’t figure to be broken for a long time, if ever. Here are a few of them.
Most consecutive complete games by a goaltender: Glenn Hall, 502
Hall took the ice for the Detroit Red Wings on opening night in 1955-56 and played all 70 games. He did the same thing the following season. The Wings sent him to Chicago in the summer of 1957, and he played all 70 games for the Hawks for five consecutive seasons, leading Chicago to a Stanley Cup in 1961.
Hall’s streak of playing every minute grew to 502 games. It showed no signs of ending until Nov. 7, 1962, when he had to be lifted in the first period against Boston due to a back injury. ...
Most consecutive top-five finishes in the scoring race: Gordie Howe, 20
To watch clips of Howe on the NHL Network today doesn’t do Mr. Hockey justice. From 1949-50, when he was a 21-year-old in a six-team League dominated by defense, through 1968-69, when he was a 40-year-old in an expanded 12-team League, Howe was one of the NHL’s top five scorers. Every year. It’s a record of consistency that no player in hockey—or any other sport—figures to match any time soon….
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