Marquette – 01/24/12 – A tight race in the Central Division of the Western Conference lead to a bruising battle at the Joe Louis Arena last night where the Red Wings extended their winning streak to 17 at home with a 3 – 1 victory over the St. Louis Blues. The record for consecutive home wins is 20 held by both the Boston Bruins (1929-1930) and the Philadelphia Flyers (1975-1976).
I remember the Flyers establishing their record that year, listening to WCAU1210 from my kitchen radio in Southeastern Ohio plus following up with weekly coverage from The Hockey News.
Last nights game had everything a hockey fan could want in a close played battle, break away shots on goal, timely saves by both teams’ goalies, good hard body checking by both sides and a big brawl in the Detroit crease.
St. Louis, wh0 have gone 8-1-1 in their last 10 games are keeping the race close in their division with the Wings, only 3 points behind Detroit after last night’s game. Detroit is 8-2-0 in their last 10 games after last night and are 3 games away from tying the existing NHL record. Detroit next 3 home games that will determine whether they can tie the record are February 8th against the Oilers, February 10th against the Ducks and the game that could potentially tie the record will be on February 12th against the Flyers!!!!!
PS – Jimmy Howard won his 30th game of the season, leading all goalies in that stat at this point in the season; rock on Jimmy!!!!!!
Highlights of last night’s game can be watched :