Karl Alzner becomes Washington Capitals’ all-time Iron Man

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Washington Capitals defenceman Karl Alzner has played in his 423rd consecutive regular season game, a franchise record.

Alzner set the record Wednesday when he took the ice against the Philadelphia Flyers.

The 27-year-old has played in every game since the start of the 2010-11 season, when Alzner played 14:09 in a 4-2 loss to the Atlanta Thrashers.

The previous record holder was Bobby Carpenter, also a defenceman, who played his 422nd consecutive game with the Capitals in 1986.

Alzner was drafted fifth overall in 2007. He played in parts of the 2008-09 and 2009-10 seasons, dressing for 30 and 21 games respectively.

Coming into Wednesday night’s contest, the Burnaby, B.C. native had 97 points (15 goals, 82 assists) in 473 career NHL games.

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