Originally written on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 2/15/12
Somewhere within all the Jeremy Lin hysteria, and excitement for Kate Upton and Alex Morgan in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, (I use the word “excitement,” but could just have easily used a more NSFW word to describe the phenomena at hand) this NHL record became lost in the shuffle. Chicago is not a hockey town, and when the local team sucks, (I’d say losing 9 in a row getting D level effort from the goalies, F level effort from the defensemen counts as sucking) talking hockey recedes. When the team’s traditional rival, the Detroit Red Wings (and that IS a hockey town) is kicking ass, hockey talk dissipates even further. The Wings won an NHL-record 21st consecutive home game, beating the Dallas Stars 3-1 last nigh; breaking the previous mark of 20 set by the Boston Bruins during the 1929-30 season, and matched by the Philadelphia Flyers in 1976. Yes, the infamous “Broad Street Bullies.” The Red Wings now currently have the best record in the league. Their 80 points is curr...
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