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Red Wings home win streak ends at 23

Posted on: February 23, 2012 10:33 pm
Edited on: February 23, 2012 10:45 pm

By: Adam Gretz

The Detroit Red Wings were less than 30 seconds away from extending their NHL record home winning streak to 24 games.

Clinging to a one-goal lead with less than a minute to play, Vancouver's Daniel Sedin blasted a shot past (as seen above) Jimmy Howard to send the game to overtime, and it ultimately came to an end in a shootout when Alex Burrows beat Howard with a backhand shot giving the Canucks a 4-3 win.

Much had been made of the fact that the three of the Red Wings wins during their streak came in the shootout, an advantage teams prior to 2005-06 did not have, so it's only fitting that the streak would, of course, end with a shootout loss. The Wings certainly missed the presence of Pavel Datsyuk, currently sidelined after having knee surgery, in the shootout.

Of course, the real disappointment on this night is that the game had to end in a shootout at all after the two teams put on an impressive show for 65 minutes during regulation and overtime.

It's possible that these two teams could meet at some point in the playoffs, perhaps in the Western Conference Finals, and if Thursday's game is any sort of a preview it would be one hell of a series.

With the win the Canucks move to within one point of Detroit for the top spot in the conference, and have now won 11 of their past 14 games.

Even though the home winning streak came to an end, the Red Wings have still earned at least a point in 24 consecutive home games and now own a 26-2-2 record at Joe Louis Arena this season.

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Since: Feb 10, 2007
Posted on: February 24, 2012 4:06 pm

Red Wings home win streak ends at 23

Great game ... great Win for the Nucks  ... possible WCF preview which would be awesome!

Since: Nov 29, 2009
Posted on: February 24, 2012 3:50 pm

Red Wings home win streak ends at 23


Since: Oct 8, 2010
Posted on: February 24, 2012 10:33 am

Red Wings home win streak ends at 23

Terrible non-call on the icing. What? The linesmen haven't seen this act before? Have to hand it to Salo though. Lame bit of fakery but he "sold" it.
Regardless, the Wings failed to make the stop. Hats off to the Sedins.

Since: Apr 29, 2008
Posted on: February 24, 2012 10:01 am

Red Wings home win streak ends at 23

soon or later..this will be end, but win the STANLEY CUP that we want to do.


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