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Former Boston Bruins defenseman Mike O’Connell might be most famous for making one of the worst trades in NHL history when he dealt perennial All-Star Joe Thornton to San Jose as the Bruins’ general manager in Nov. 2005, but until last night he was also known for the league record for consecutive games with a goal by a defenseman.

Washington Capitals blueliner Mike Green, however, erased O’Connell from that record. Green scored during the Caps’ 5-1 win at Tampa Bay last night — extending his streak to eight straight games. O’Connell’s record of seven, set with Boston, had stood for 25 years.