Phil Kessel’s Ironman streak continues.
Kessel, a winger for the Arizona Coyotes, started the first shift against the hosts Red Wings on Tuesday night. Thirty seconds into the game, he was eliminated and punched his teammates.
Tuesday was Kessel’s 956th straight game, the third-longest streak in NHL history. The longest is held by Flyers defenseman Keith Yandlewhose 977 game streak is still active.
The Coyotes reportedly chartered a flight from Detroit to Kessel to — hopefully — make it to the birth.
Kessel, 34, joined the NHL with the Bruins in the 2006-07 season. He has also played for the Maple Leafs and the Penguins.
This season he has scored six goals and contributed 28 assists in 55 games starting Tuesday night.
https://nypost.com/2022/03/08/phil-kessel-extends-ironman-streak-leaves-for-childs-birth/ Phil Kessel extends Ironman streak, goes to the birth of his child