One of the most impressive stats in hockey at the moment isn’t a goal streak by a hot shooter or a shutout streak by an ace netminder. Rather Vancouver Canucks star Henrik Sedin is currently sitting on a 679 game streak where he has not missed a single game.
Sedin’s streak is a true ironman streak, more so than any other streak of its kind in professional sports. While it’s true that football is a physical game, hockey is even more demanding and they play game far more often than NFL stars have to. It’s that fact alone that makes Sedin’s streak so impressive, but it’s one that is now in serious jeopardy.
According to the Vancouver Sun, Sedin suffered a rib injury in Thursday night’s game and is now far from being a lock in tonight’s lineup when the Canucks take on the Calgary Flames. Dan Murphy reports that Sedin’s status is 50/50 at the moment and his streak is in serious jeopardy of ending.
— Dan Murphy (@sportsnetmurph) January 18, 2014
Canucks fans, and hockey fans in general, are pulling for Sedin to make a start tonight against the Flames and extend his streak to 680 games.
Sedin has a ways to go if he wants to break the record, as it’s currently held by Doug Jarvis who played in 964 games spanning from October 8, 1975 to October 10, 1987.