The Detroit Red Wings are in the headlines big time this week and it isn't playoff season yet either. The Red Wings have been impressive at Joe Louis Areanw with their 21st straight victory recorded Tuesday night, 3-1 over the Dallas Stars. That's an NHL record, though Boston won 22 straight over a two season span once.
The Red Wings barely sit atop the Western Conference standings in points-- on the road they are a mere .500, but what's the old adage-- win at home and split on the road to win titles-- and the Wings are following that theory.
The Red Wings host three dangerous teams in their next Joe Louis encounters-- Nashville Friday, San Jose Sunday and Vancouver next week. Those are all dangerous teams, all trying to end the Red Wings' streak. When the Wings' do finally lose at home it won't change their playoff chances-- which are pretty good to compete for the Stanley Cup, but the playoffs are still a couple of months away yet.