Found February 15, 2012 on
I was writing this as a comment in Paul’s post noting that the Red Wings established a new NHL record by recording their 21st home win last night versus Dallas, but I am very regrettably paid to talk (I think fewer bloggers like to hear themselves talk than one might assume, and I’m one of those, “Blah blah blah, give me news, self!” people), so here goes:
If we’re going to talk about historical asterisks attached to the Wings’ achievement, I thought that Mike Babcock spoke very eloquently about the record when he told reporters that the league is so different from it was when he broke in as a coach 10 years ago, and would be so different ten years from now, that it’s pretty much impossible to take a historical achievement out of its context without ignoring that the game is constantly evolving and that its rules are constantly changing, shootouts and their “loser points” included.Continue reading "History* will be made? About that asterisk"
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DETROIT -- The NHL's playoff campaign slogan last year was "History will be made."
Detroit Red Wings fans got to see a little history made during the regular season at Joe Louis Arena Tuesday night.
With a 3-1 victory over the Dallas Stars, the Red Wings officially entered the record books with their 21st consecutive home victory. They are now 24-2-1 at the Joe this...
Henrik Zetterberg scored for the third time in four games and Joey MacDonald turned aside 20 shots as the Detroit Red Wings recorded their NHL-best 21st consecutive home victory on Tuesday with a 3-1 triumph over the Dallas Stars.
Defenseman Brad Stuart and Jiri Hudler also scored for Detroit, which moved past the 1929-30 Boston Bruins and the 1975-76 Philadelphia Flyers for the...
Henrik Zetterberg will miss his first game of the season when the Red Wings to go their 22nd straight win Friday. Meanwhile, Danny Cleary was placed on IR (Photo by Getty Images)
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...
Nashville Predators 33-18-6
Detroit Red Wings 39-17-2
Patric Hornqvist is out of the Predators lineup with an upper-body injury
The Nashville Predators visit Joe Louis Arena on Friday night in their attempt to snap the Detroit Red Wings home winning streak. The Red Wings have won 21 consecutive home games this season and have a 24-2-1 home record since the start of...
DETROIT -- Even when theyre on the verge of history, the Detroit Red Wings keep their emotions cool and their perspective on winning the next game.
With a victory over the Dallas Star on Tuesday night at the Joe Louis Arena, the Wings will set the NHLs all-time record for consecutive home victories at 21.
They currently share the record at 20 victories with the 1929-30 Boston...
Joe Louis Arena has seen its share of history. With a 2-0 victory over the Stars the Red Wings added another page to the NHL record book by winning their 21st straight home game.
The Red Wings know they've won a record-tying 20 straight games at Joe Louis Arena because a daily expanding contingent of reporters keeps telling them so. "It's you guys who keep track of this," said by player X to reporter Y, has become the motto of the moment.
Will history be made tonight? Can Detroit do what only two teams have done in the near 100 year history of the NHL?Find out at 7:30 pm on FSDClick the jump for more
This is going to be short and sweet, as I will be attending the game tonight.Dallas is a very dangerous team. They may be on the cusp of making the playoffs, but Jamie Benn, Loui Eriksson and Michael Ryder are all...
Babcock said Justin Abdelkader will move up to take Zetterberg's spot, and Tomas Tatar will be called up from the Grand Rapids Griffins to play on the fourth line.
Dallas Stars (28-24-3, 59 points – 4th, Pacific Division)
at Detroit Red Wings (38-17-2, 78 points – 1st, Central Division)