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Hilarious: Mark Recchi listed as ‘Dr. Mark Recchi’ on graphic during Canucks game (VIDEO)

Greg Wyshynski
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Mark Recchi should enter the Hockey Hall of Fame one day as one of the NHL's most prolific scorers and a three-time Stanley Cup champion. Not to mention his renowned medical credentials ...

Yes, the "Dr. Recchi" meme — established when he claimed the Montreal Canadiens embellished Max Pacioretty's injuries in order to leverage a suspension for Recchi's Boston Bruins teammate Zdeno Charahas lived on well after his retirement last summer. The Province's Legion of Blog has even turned him into a reoccurring character.

On Monday night, "Dr. Recchi" popped up in an inexplicable place: During Sportsnet's coverage of the Vancouver Canucks' loss to the Minnesota Wild, as Henrik Sedin passed him on the all-time NHL Iron Man Streak list with 571 consecutive games played. As you can see, the graphic included Recchi's full medical title.

Here's the clip in question, with a little Boston Bruins-centric surprise at the end:

Kudos to the sinister techie who thought this one up. We have diagnosed you with a case of awesome. (UPDATE: Techie in question -- producer Greg Shannon, according to Dan Murphy. Thanks to Jon Cable.)

s/t Tyler Miller.

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