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Timonen's streak ends at 248

WASHINGTON -- Kimmo Timonen is no Doug Jarvis.

Timonen's streak ends at 248

WASHINGTON -- Kimmo Timonen is no Doug Jarvis.

Timonen wasn’t approaching Jarvis’ NHL record 964 consecutive games played, or “iroman” streak, but he did see an impressive run of longevity end on Sunday night in Washington.

Prior to the Flyers’ contest with the Capitals, general manager Paul Holmgren announced that Timonen and Andrej Meszaros are “out indefinitely” with vague lower-body injuries.

Timonen’s run of 248 straight games is now over.

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He ranked 8th on the NHL’s current list:

through Sunday’s games
1. Jay Bouwmeester (FLA/CGY) - 573
2. Henrik Sedin (VAN) - 572
3. Jarome Iginla (CGY) - 395
3. Andrew Cogliano (EDM/ANA) - 395
5. Corey Perry (ANA) - 269
6. Steven Stamkos (TB) - 263
7. Dustin Brown (LA) - 252
8. Kimmo Timonen (PHI) - 248*
9. Anthoine Vermette (CLB/PHX) - 246
10. Keith Yandle (PHX) - 239

Other notable streaks broken in 2011-12: Marty St. Louis 499 (Dec. 7), Travis Zajac 411 (Oct. 9), R.J. Umberger 380 (Jan. 10), Brad Boyes 369 (Nov. 23), Chris Phillips 311 (Dec. 23), Jay McClement 275 (Nov. 8), Claude Giroux 230 (Dec. 10), Blake Wheeler 223 (Jan. 14), Henrik Tallinder 217 (Dec. 13).

Amazingly, Jarvis played 964 straight without missing a game from 1975-88 during runs with Washington, Montreal and Hartford.

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