Craig Adams has been suspended for the game Wednesday because he received an instigator penalty in the final five minutes of Game 3 on Sunday, an 8-4 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers that pushed the Penguins to the brink of elimination. READ MORE AT TRIB >>>
Adams held the Penguins current iron man streak at 168 games, including playoffs. He last missed a game on October 16, 2010, a 5-1 victory over the Flyers.
The new current iron man will be Pascal Dupuis with 161 consecutive games. Dupuis last missed action on November 3, 2010 (Dallas Stars) when his daughter Lola was born.
We view the most consecutive games played a little differently than the team media guide, which lists only regular season games. We have Jordan Staal, with 358, as the Penguins player that played in the most consecutive games – regular season and playoffs. In case you are wondering if that is an NHL record…it’s not. Not even close to Garry Unger’s mark of 949 games (including playoffs).