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ST. LOUIS -- Jay Bouwmeester played his 700th consecutive regular season game Tuesday night. But he'd rather you not make a big deal about it. The Blues' blueliner certainly won't.
The fans roared at Scottrade Center when Bouwmeester was recognized for his achievement, the longest current streak in the NHL and a league record for a defenseman, during a break in the action with 15:34 left in the first period.
Bouwmeester, in his typically understated fashion, acknowledged the applause with a slight wave of his gloved left hand. That was it. Ho hum.
"It's one of those things you kind of knock on wood every time someone (mentions) it and just move on," Bouwmeester said earlier in the day, following the team's morning skate.
The 30-year-old does remember the last time he missed a game. It was when he broke his foot, way back in 2004, and missed 18 games.
"I think that was before the..." Bouwmeester paused. "Two lockouts ago. It used to just b...
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