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KEITH YANDLE REACTS TO SILENCING DOUBTERS AFTER ALMOST BEING A HEALTHY SCRATCH

Sunday night was a great moment for Keith Yandle of the Florida Panthers. After a week of talk about him being made a healthy scratch, which would have ended the longest-active iron-man streak in the NHL, Florida had a change of heart and Yandle dressed for Sunday's 5-2 win over the Chicago Blackhawks. Yandle would go on to score the 100th goal of his career, something he was very excited about, for obvious reasons.


"Anytime I score I'm pretty excited, but it was definitely a special one," Yandle said postgame. "Seeing the guys and how excited they were for me definitely meant a lot."

"For me, it was just being ready to go, being ready for my time to get the chance. Scoring that goal kind of helped solidified the work that I put in to be ready to go," said Yandle.

Panthers' head coach Joel Quennville, who had told NHL.com earlier in the week that Yandle would be scratched, said the goal was a great moment.

"I was happy for him," Quenneville said postgame, according to ESPN's Greg Wyshynski. "And the bench was lit up as well. It's one of those moments where you look back at it and you can have a big smile."

Yandle's run of consecutive games played now sits at 867, which is the longest active streak in the league and the fourth-longest of all time.

Source: ESPN
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JANUARY 18, 2021  (10H35)
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