Flyers tie NHL record with 7th different starting goalie

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The Philadelphia Flyers have tied a dubious NHL record thanks to their revolving door in the crease.

With journeyman Mike McKenna getting the nod Tuesday against the Washington Capitals, the Flyers have now started seven different goalies this season.

That mark ties the NHL record previously set by the 2007-2008 Los Angeles Kings, the 2002-2003 St. Louis Blues, and the 1989-1990 Quebec Nordiques, according to Stephen Whyno of The Associated Press.

Injuries and inconsistent play have forced the Flyers to use more than half a dozen netminders so far:

Goalie Games started
Brian Elliott 13
Calvin Pickard 8
Anthony Stolarz 7
Carter Hart 7
Michal Neuvirth 6
Alex Lyon 1
Mike McKenna 1

With nearly half a season still to be played, Philadelphia could easily set the new record by starting an eighth different goaltender.

While they've had bad luck in the crease, the Flyers have had consistency on the blue line; they've dressed as many defensemen - seven - as they've started goalies this season.

Flyers tie NHL record with 7th different starting goalie
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