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Detroit Red Wings defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom set a league and franchise record Sunday night.
Lidstrom played in his 1,550th game for the Red Wings, the most by any player who has spent their entire career with one franchise.
The seven-time Norris Trophy winner broke the record held by Detroit's Alex Delvecchio, who played in 1,549 games with the Red Wings.
Yet another former Red Wing, the legendary Gordie Howe, appeared in the most games in a Detroit uniform with 1,687, but he wound up his career playing with the Hartford Whalers.
The 41-year-old Lidstrom, in his 20th season with the Red Wings, has helped the team win four Stanley Cup championships.
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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...
DETROIT (AP) - Red Wings defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom has played in his 1,550th game, the most by an NHL player who spent his entire career with one team.Lidstrom broke the mark Sunday night against the Philadelphia Flyers and was given a standing ovation when the feat was announced during the ...
Red Wings defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom has played in his 1,550th game, the most by an NHL player who spent his entire career with one team.
from Sean Gordon of the Globe and Mail, The first team to pull off that long a string was Boston (1929-30) and matched by the Broad Street Bullies in 1976-77 – aka: The Good Old Days for Philly fans, and an era that has seen their team crushed by the big celestial wheel of what-comes-around-goes-around in every season since.
Except…both those teams pulled off the feat without...
Detroit has the Western Conference standings right in the dressing room right where none of the Red Wings can miss the nightly updates.
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The Red Wings needed Henrik Zetterberg's best effort at Joe Louis Arena this season to tie an NHL record for consecutive wins at home. Zetterberg scored a goal and had two assists in a 4-3 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday night at the Joe.
Johan Franzen's goal early in the third period leads to a 4-3 victory for Detroit, which has not lost at Joe Louis Arena since Nov. 3.DETROIT — The Detroit Red Wings matched an NHL record with their 20th consecutive victory at home, beating the Philadelphia Flyers, 4-3, Sunday night on the strength of Johan Franzen's go-ahead goal early in the third period.
The Detroit Red Wings' chance to match the NHL's longest home win streak of all-time will come against a team that could have some extra motivation besides just ending its recent struggles.
The Philadelphia Flyers are one of the franchises that currently shares that mark, and they'll try to deny the Red Wings a 20th consecutive victory at Joe Louis Arena on Sunday night...
DETROIT (AP) The Red Wings have finally started to embrace a record they've been chasing.
The Flyers come to town tonight in what could be a night to remember at the Joe. The Red Wings are one win away from tying an NHL record for consecutive home wins, which rests largely on the shoulders of Joey MacDonald who has an impressive 1.57 GAA and .935 Sv% in his four games this season.Puck drops at 7:30pm on NBCSNClick the jump for more
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The Detroit Red Wings equaled an NHL record with their 20th straight win at home, beating the Philadelphia Flyers 4-3 Sunday night on the strength of Johan Franzen's tiebreaking goal early in the third period.