Detroit Red Wings Road Record
February 22, 2012 by staff
Detroit Red Wings Road Record, Setting records on home ice is nice, but the Red Wings know it won’t mean anything if the season doesn’t end with the lifting of the Stanley Cup.
Detroit will likely have to win a few road games for that to happen and it looks to move above .500 away from Motown this evening against the suddenly- surging Chicago Blackhawks.
Having already set the single-season record for most consecutive wins on home ice, the Red Wings bested another mark on Sunday with a 3-2 win over the visiting Sharks. Detroit’s 23rd straight win as the host broke Boston’s record set over multiple seasons. The Bruins won 22 straight at home to close out the 1929-30 season before beginning winning their first two home games the following season.
The Red Wings got goals from Henrik Zetterberg, Drew Miller and Darren Helm on Sunday to finish off a perfect six-game homestand and improve to 26-2-1 in Detroit this season. They did lose games in Edmonton and Phoenix prior to the residency and own just a 15-15-1 mark on the road.
Still, Detroit is tops in the NHL with 84 points, two more than Northwest Division-leading Vancouver.
“It was a big game for us because to be a really good hockey team you have to pass the big tests,” said Helm. “I thought we played well tonight and we’re able to keep things rolling.”
Joey MacDonald started all six games of the homestand and extended his personal winning streak with 31 saves. MacDonald has been filling in for the injured Jimmy Howard, but the No. 1 is ready to return tonight from a broken right index finger. Howard hasn’t played since Feb. 2, but is still tied for the league lead in wins with 32.
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