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A look at the Caps' all-time iron man

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423 - Number of consecutive games Karl Alzner in which will have played when the puck drops tonight (assuming all goes according to plan, of course). Via Caps Today:

Capitals defenseman Karl Alzner is scheduled to play in his 423rd consecutive game tonight against Anaheim, passing Bob Carpenter (422) for the longest consecutive games played steak in franchise history. Alzner’s streak of 422 consecutive games played (10/8/10-01/19/16) is the sixth-longest consecutive games played streak by an NHL defenseman since 1943-44, trailing Jay Bouwmeester (737), Keith Yandle (515), Karlis Skrastins (495), Tim Horton (486) and Cory Sarich (453). In addition, Alzner is one of two defensemen to have played in every game since 2010-11 (Yandle) and boasts the fifth-longest active consecutive games played streak in the NHL, trailing Andrew Cogliano (667), Yandle (515), Patrick Marleau (504) and Phil Kessel (491). Since Alzner’s streak began at the beginning of the 2010-11 season, he ranks sixth in the NHL in blocked shots (801).

For more on Alzner's streak, check out a couple of links from The Post here and here.

Kongrats, Karl!