The International Herald Tribune (the global edition ofthe New York Times) ran a nice story today on the Capital’s Mike Green and the Hockey Hall Of Fame seeking his record setting hockey stick. Mike Green recently set the all time record for the longest goal scoring streak by a defenseman at 8 games.
Quotes from the article…
Green scored every goal during the streak with the same stick. It has lasted about 10 games, a good run considering he usually makes it only five of six games with a stick before it breaks.
“That one felt the best I’ve ever used,” Green said. “It just comes off the blade good. You don’t have to look down. It’s a good feel.”
Green scored 10 times over the eight games, including five goals on power plays. The record-breaker came on a power play at 5:33 of the second period in Saturday night’s 5-1 win over Tampa Bay. The entire team went on the ice to congratulate him, having received special permission from the NHL to empty the bench.
You can read the whole story at Caps’ Green says no to Hall of Fame, keeps stick.