Karlis Skrastins to break a record!

Tonight, Avs defenseman Karlis Skrastins played in his 486th consecutive game which ties him with Tim Horton for the longest consecutive games streak by a defensemen in NHL history. He can break the record Thursday night against Atlanta.

This is some news that is not going to get much attention in major sports outlets, but it is an outstanding achievement. Skrastins is not a household name, but he has always been a reliable defensive presense who routinely plays against the opponent’s top scoring lines. Congratulations to Scratch on his achievement.

Source: http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?id=2756688

8 Responses to Karlis Skrastins to break a record!

  1. Saku_Koivu11 says:

    well thats the only record he will ever break

  2. LeafyMcLeaf says:

    For for Karlis!

  3. CedrickRozon says:


    does that make it any less of an achievement?!?

    almost 500 games in a row is quite the achievement by any standard, even if he's only a defensive defenseman!

  4. wingerxxx says:

    No kidding.  The guy is a rock.

  5. werdo says:

    and the only record you could ever break is the number of years living in your parents' basement

  6. BlueNBurgundy1933 says:

    good for you Skratch!

    on another positive note for us Avs fans..John-Michael Liles was activated from the IR yesterday!

  7. TheFish12 says:

    A very impressive accomplishment given that Karlis is a rugged, physical defensemen, juts the type of player to miss games because he got hurt sacrificing his body to block a shot or make/take a hit.  Kinda fitting that he is of that Tim Horton type mold.  Way to go Skrastins.

  8. Raaper says:

    Hey Saku_Koivu you have an awesome name but with comments like that you do a huge in justice to that name as Saku would never talk like that. Man Karlis ties and then breaks a long standing record like this and IDIOTS like you bash Get a LIFE

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