Flyers tie NHL record by using seventh goalie this season

Philadelphia’s woes have hit a milestone low.

The Flyers tied an NHL record Tuesday as they started their seventh different goaltender of the season.

Mike McKenna was in the net against the defending Stanley Cup champion Capitals to give Carter Hart a break. McKenna allowed four goals on 25 shots in a 5-3 loss at Washington. The 35-year-old was traded from the Senators to the Canucks on Jan. 2, but was claimed by the Flyers off waivers from Vancouver two days later.

Philadelphia became the fourth team in league history to use seven goalies in a single season, joining the 1989-90 Quebec Nordiques, 2002-03 Blues and 2007-08 Kings. In addition to Hart and McKenna, Brian Elliott, Michal Neuvirth, Calvin Pickard, Alex Lyon and Anthony Stolarz have been in the net at some point for the Flyers this season.

The Flyers (15-22-6) will look to snap their eight-game skid when they host the Stars (23-17-4) at 7 p.m. ET Thursday.