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Poll: When will Detroit’s home winning streak end?

Feb 14, 2012, 10:50 PM EDT

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For the most part, retired athletes tend to be pretty civil when an active player eclipses their records. The friendliest ones might even travel to see it happen, while others at least go through the motions.

Of course, there’s also the arguably-more-honest-reactions, like those old Miami Dolphins cracking open champagne bottles once the last undefeated NFL team finally loses so their perfect season won’t be matched.

With that reaction in mind, the Red Wings might want to fatten that streak of 21 home games so they don’t have to go through that awkward process.

(The motivation increases when people poke holes in their streak, including Mike Milbury. Milbury believes that the 1929-30 Boston Bruins really won 22 games in a row because of scheduling issues that actually forced two should-be road games to Boston.)

The Red Wings will play four of five and six of their next eight games at home, so they can cast aside doubters in little time. Here’s a list of their remaining home games:

Feb. 17: Nashville
Feb. 19: San Jose
Feb. 23: Vancouver
Feb. 25: Colorado
March 2: Minnesota
March 4: Chicago
March 9: Los Angeles
March 19: Washington
March 24: Carolina
March 26: Columbus
March 30: Nashville
April 1: Florida
April 5: New Jersey
April 7: Chicago

The next three games all have a strong chance to end the streak and there’s plenty of landmines in those 14 remaining regular season home contests. I cannot help but ask, then: when do you think the Red Wings’ run at Joe Louis Arena will come to an end?

(Note: Detroit’s overall home record is 24-2-1* this season, in case you were wondering.)

* – The Red Wings’ two home regulation losses came against San Jose (4-2 on Oct. 28) and Calgary (4-1 on Nov. 3) while their lone shootout loss came to the Minnesota Wild on Nov. 1. In other words, they were beatable at Joe Louis Arena for one three-game span this season.

  1. bensawesomeness - Feb 14, 2012 at 10:58 PM

    i’d love to say the Wings would run the table, but New Jersey is playing some really good hockey lately……

    • bensawesomeness - Feb 14, 2012 at 11:58 PM

      geez you people cant take a joke – My guess is they’ll win one-of-two against Vancouver and San Jose

  2. vshehane - Feb 14, 2012 at 11:04 PM

    Friday night.

  3. lostpuppysyndrome - Feb 14, 2012 at 11:08 PM

    The home wins are nice but it’s tainted a bit by a less-than-stellar road record.

  4. mtheparrothead - Feb 14, 2012 at 11:12 PM

    And yet there still ruling the league. Hmmmm

    • fishtacos4me - Feb 15, 2012 at 10:45 AM

      their……

      It is scary to think about the education system today when you can’t even complete a six word sentence without misspelling at least one word. As for your grammar, you clearly didn’t learn to not start a sentence with “and”.

      • griznasty - Feb 15, 2012 at 10:57 AM

        If we’re going to get all riled up about grammar it should be “they’re”. Maybe a little less time lecturing other people on their grammar and more making sure you get it correct.

      • jpelle82 - Feb 15, 2012 at 12:57 PM

        zing! they are

    • fishtacos4me - Feb 15, 2012 at 11:16 AM

      I have to say I am surprised someone passed that test. Obviously it is “they’re”, but with all of the mental midgets that post here, I assumed no one would catch it.

      • jpelle82 - Feb 15, 2012 at 12:58 PM

        nice try

      • fishtacos4me - Feb 15, 2012 at 1:10 PM

        Don’t ruin it for yourself. I’m willing to count you as one of the smart ones.

  5. kibbee2545 - Feb 14, 2012 at 11:21 PM

    Yes they rule

  6. danphipps01 - Feb 14, 2012 at 11:32 PM

    Hmmm. Nashville’s played some pretty out-of-their-mind hockey this season. San Jose’s had their number for the past couple of years in all sorts of ways. And Vancouver’s Vancouver. One of the three will break it. I don’t know which, but the odds of them surviving all three are just not that high.

  7. Jeff - Feb 15, 2012 at 1:30 AM

    Yeah the nest three games are particularly tough.

  8. mrskunitzdrippinlips - Feb 15, 2012 at 6:04 AM

    lucky they aren’t playing the pens. they would get killed

  9. blomfeld - Feb 15, 2012 at 11:15 AM

    IT ALL ENDS ON MARCH 9TH !

    With the sole exception of Vancouver, this upcoming Red Wings home stand is going to be like “stepping on ants” for them … that is until they meet the LA KIngs on March 9th, because that’s when it’ll all come to an end ! Teams like San Jose, Chicago and Minnesota are essentially the equivalent of Greek Government bonds that offer “little or no” real value and therefore this streak is likely to carry on for the time being. But come March 9th when the LA Kings pull into town ? … well friends, for Red Wings fans it’s going to all come to and end … and probably pretty quick too. In fact, I can see the Wings going down in that game, faster than the Clantons & McLaurys did in the OK Corral back in 1876 !

  10. mtheparrothead - Feb 15, 2012 at 8:44 PM

    Wow. You guys must be old as dirt. The conjunction rule changed years ago. It’s perfectly acceptable in informal conversation. Look it up jack wagons. As far as “there” I’m on a cell phone hammering it out. Pardon my snafu. As for my post, it still stands correct. Go wings.

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