Feb. 8, 2012; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Red Wings center Henrik Zetterberg (40) receives congratulations from left wing Jiri Hudler (left) and center Valtteri Filppula (center) after scoring in the third period against the Edmonton Oilers at Joe Louis Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-US PRESSWIRE

Detroit Red WIngs: So Close To Breaking The Record


The Detroit Red Wings are doing it again, trying to break some records. They have taken on the big challenge of winning consecutive home games. The record for most home game wins, which are consecutive, is 20 set by the Boston Bruins. As of Thursday, the Wings had 18 consecutive wins at the Joe.

The Wings have been a great team for how long now? A while, like over 20 years, which is how many consecutive years they have competed in the Stanley Cup playoffs. There is no doubt that they can get this record. There is only one factor that could end this streak, the goalie issue. Jimmy Howard is out with a broken finger and they have been starting Grand Rapids Griffins goalie Joey MacDonald, who has done really well, even though he had some big pads to fill.

The one thing the Wings need to ensure the record is broken is they need more shots. Even if the puck hits the goalie’s chest pad, take the shot, make the goalie make a save. You will eventually tire him out and he won’t be able to move as quickly. Think about it this way: If you stood in one spot for 30 minutes and caught a tennis ball within a three inch circumference from your chest, wouldn’t you be tired when you have to suddenly stop moving your whole body to catch the ball?

Tags: Boston Bruins Detroit Red Wings Grand Rapids Griffins Jimmy Howard Joe Louis Arena Joey MacDonald Stanley Cup Playoffs