Jay Bouwmeester D STL Apr 04 '12

Jay Bouwmeester is still searching for his first NHL playoff game.

Bouwmeester broke into the NHL in 2002-03 and in all that time, he has never played for a playoff squad. That's 715 games and counting. That's an awfully rare feat for an NHL regular, considering that most teams don't go nearly that long without making the playoffs. Bouwmeester spent six seasons in Florida before opting to sign a five-year/$33.4 million deal with the Calgary Flames. At the time, Calgary looked like the stronger franchise, but as luck would have it, the Flames will miss the playoffs for a third straight season. Meanwhile, the Florida Panthers will finally break their postseason drought this season.

Jay Bouwmeester D STL Mar 31 '12

Jay Bouwmeester accidentally knocked in Colorado's opening goal in Friday's game while trying to clear the puck.

"It's not a very good feeling, that's for sure," Bouwmeester said. "It was rolling and I tried to play it across my body and put it in the corner. Obviously, it didn't go in the corner." Bouwmeester hasn't scored a goal on the opposing net since Feb. 3. Unfortunately for Calgary, things only got worse from there and the team ended up losing 4-1.

Jay Bouwmeester D STL Mar 30 '12

Defenseman Jay Bouwmeester is closing in on a futility record for most games played without playing in the post-season.

The Flames are in tough for the final playoff spot and if they miss, Bouwmeester will have played 717 games without making it into the playoffs. The record is 734, held by Guy Charron which Bouwmeester will break early next season and since he holds the record of most consecutive games played by a defenseman with 584 games, it seems highly likely that Charron's name will be stricken from the record books for eternity.

Jay Bouwmeester D STL Mar 22 '12

Jay Bouwmeester will play in his 581st consecutive game on Thursday.

Barring something unforeseen happening, that will give Bouwmeester sole possession of sixth place in the NHL's all-time list of ironman streaks. He has four goals and 25 points in 74 games this season.

Jay Bouwmeester D STL Mar 06 '12

Jay Bouwmeester hasn't missed an NHL game in eight years.

Bouwmeester returned from a foot injury on March 6, 2004 and hasn't been sidelined or scratched since. His iron man streak is up to 572 straight contests, which is the NHL record for a blueliner and the eighth longest overall in the history of the league. What's just as impressive is how much ice time he gets despite the fact that he never takes a game off. He ranks fifth in the league with 1,714:57 total minutes of playing time this season.

Jay Bouwmeester D STL Mar 05 '12

Jay Bouwmeester registered his 20th assist of the season on Sunday.

Bouwmeester has matched his 2010-11 total of 24 points with a month to spare. Unfortunately, his minus-13 rating is also in a three-way tie for the second worst plus/minus rating on the Flames.

Jay Bouwmeester D STL Jan 26 '12

Going into the All-Star break, Jay Bouwmeester's iron man streak sits at 556.

No blueliner in the history of the NHL has played in more games without missing a contest. What makes his streak even more impressive is that Bouwmeester hasn't just been playing in every game, he's been getting a ton of minutes in every game he plays. He's averaging 26:03 minutes per game and leads the NHL with 1,302:49 total minutes on the ice this season. Bouwmeester has more than earned some time off during the All-Star break.

Jay Bouwmeester D STL Jan 24 '12

Calgary Flames defenseman Jay Bouwmeester, who had back-to-back 15 goal seasons with the Florida Panthers,is starting to resemble his old self.

Entering January, Bouwmeester had only nine goals in a little more than 2.5 seasons with Calgary. In his past seven games, however, he has produced two goals and seven points. Flames head coach Brent Sutter believes the recent offensive production is the result of the 28-year-old from Edmonton looking to be a bigger part of the attack. "I like his engagement in the offensive zone. He's using his skating ability offensively," Sutter said. "He is jumping up into the rush. He's getting more shots on net, hitting the net more. On the powerplay, he's jumping in toward the net. We want him to do those things and want him to be more active." "It's not he wasn't doing it before, he's now being rewarded for it."

Jay Bouwmeester D STL Jan 11 '12

Jay Bouwmeester scored his second goal of the season on Tuesday.

Bouwmeester had back-to-back 15 goal seasons with the Florida Panthers, but he has just nine goals in a little over two-and-a-half season with Calgary. Bouwmeester's shooting percentage has dropped from it's high of .082 in his final two seasons with Florida, to just .029 as a member of the Calgary Flames. Bouwmeester also registered an assist on Tuesday, giving him 17 points this season.

Jay Bouwmeester D STL Dec 27 '11

Workhorse defenseman Jay Bouwmeester continues to stretch his league-leading ironman streak.

When he and the Calgary Flames meet the Columbus Blue Jackets Tuesday night, it will be Bouwmeester's 543rd consecutive start, dating back to the 2003-04 season.