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PHT readers believe Canucks will end Red Wings’ home streak

Feb 17, 2012, 8:40 PM EDT

Following the Detroit Red Wings’ record-breaking night on Tuesday, PHT asked readers a simple question: when will the historic home winning streak end? The Nashville Predators are aiming to do just that tonight, although Detroit currently has a 1-0 lead at the end of the first period.

The poll includes all 14 remaining home games and one brazen option: that they’ll run the table and win every contest. Here are the five most popular responses:


Almost a quarter of readers tabbed the Feb. 23 game against the Vancouver Canucks as the one that will do it, although it was a four-horse race. Interestingly enough, about 63 percent of voters believe that the streak will end within the next three contests – which all provide significant challenges.

The other interesting result is that almost 20 percent of the votes went to Detroit running the table. Is that a sign that Red Wings fans turned out in droves or perhaps that the team simply is that tough at home?

It’ll be interesting to see when – or if – that streak ends this season. In case you’re wondering, the Red Wings face the Florida Panthers on April Fool’s Day, so that would be possibly the goofiest way to end it …

  1. kiopta1 - Feb 17, 2012 at 8:52 PM

    If Vancouver doesn’t end it will their fans burn things?

    • chewmanfu - Feb 18, 2012 at 9:18 AM

      I’m sure we will avoid rioting such as happened in Vancouver over the loss of the Stanley Cup :)

      • chewmanfu - Feb 18, 2012 at 9:33 AM

        oops…my bad, took this comment as a dig on the Wings..guess I should proof read myself :)

  2. polegojim - Feb 17, 2012 at 9:04 PM

    HA!!! It doesn’t MATTER!!!

    Red Wings are ALREADY the team of TWO decades!


  3. kiopta1 - Feb 17, 2012 at 10:06 PM

    Go Wings!

  4. so1ar - Feb 17, 2012 at 10:09 PM

    datsyuk is just amazing. best player in the league.

    • polegojim - Feb 17, 2012 at 10:49 PM

      Amen… bows head is respect!

  5. loinstache - Feb 17, 2012 at 10:23 PM

    I am in no way trying to downplay the dominance of Detroit, their streak, and their incredibly successful history over the past years. However the only thing that’s making me write them as the dominant Western team is their performance in the playoffs over the past few years. It’s been quite simply uninspired, and they look gased come second or third round. Their team has not changed enough for me to shed that opinion.

    • polegojim - Feb 17, 2012 at 10:48 PM

      You are in no way…. making a credible point. Just move on please.

      Anyone who can seriously attempt to downplay winning 22 in a row at home…..
      …..needs to just be quiet.

      We’d prefer a little quiet respect from you. It’s the least you can do.


  6. loinstache - Feb 17, 2012 at 11:05 PM

    Oh damn you’re right, let me go build a little internet shrine with bits of Datsyuk’s hair and nail clippings as repentance. I can e-invite you and we can grovel and writhe in pleasure in his honour

  7. Michael in MI - Feb 19, 2012 at 6:48 PM

    The St Louis Blues have similar dominance at home this season. They have the same amount of home wins (26), only 1 more regulation home loss than the Wings and, since a Dec 3rd loss to the Blackhawks, are 18-0-3 at home. That no regulation loss streak will be tested this Wed vs Boston and then on Mar 4th vs the Blackhawks (who gave them their last regulation home loss).

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