Marleau sets NHL record with 1,768th game
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Los Angeles (AFP) – San Jose Sharks forward Patrick Marleau broke ice hockey legend Gordie Howe’s record for the most appearances in NHL history on Monday, playing his 1,768th game in a 3-2 defeat to the Vegas Golden Knights. The 41-year-old made his 899th consecutive appearance to surpass fellow Canadian Howe in the all-time standings. Marleau’s milestone appearance was given a salute at the first break in play, with an announcement in the stadium. A recorded message of congratulations from NHL commissioner Gary Bettman marked the moment as Marleau acknowledged a standing ovation from fans wi…

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