The last time that Vancouver Canucks captain Henrik Sedin didn’t play in a game was March 19, 2004, but that streak will end on Tuesday night. According to Canucks reporter Dan Murphy, Sedin is going to miss Vancouver’s next game against the Edmonton Oilers which will end his consecutive start streak.
— Dan Murphy (@sportsnetmurph) January 20, 2014
The streak coming to an end truly signals the end of a terrific era for Sedin. He had a ways to go before breaking the record for most consecutive starts, but in a game as consistently physical as hockey, playing in almost 680 straight games without sitting out is a massive accomplishment.
There was some doubt that Sedin would play in the Canucks game on Saturday against the Calgary Flames, but he decided to start despite suffering from the same injury that will keep him out of Tuesday’s game.
No matter how you may feel about the Canucks as a team, or even Sedin as a player, there is no denying that his consecutive game streak will continue to be impressive, even if it’s coming to an end.