OT: Red Wings go for NHL record tonight Open Thread

Submitted by fattymcbutterpants on February 14th, 2012 at 7:13 PM

For those of you who don't know, the Detroit Red Wings are playing the Dallas Stars at the Joe for their 21st home win in a row at 7:30 EST.

An interesting discussion topic is whether or not they deserve this title based on the fact that the previous team to hold this record did so before overtime and shootouts existed in the regular season.

Comments

GoBlueFromEL

February 14th, 2012 at 7:18 PM ^

If people want to put an asterisk next to this then shouldn't one be put next to every record that is being broken since all sports are evolving? No game is played the same as it was even 10 years ago. 

A2GoBlue

February 14th, 2012 at 7:19 PM ^

Nowadays there is so much parity in the NHL that getting even an overtime win is no small feat. Regardless of the record, I always want to see the Wings win though. So Go Wings!

MGoBeer

February 14th, 2012 at 8:52 PM ^

St Louis and Columbus are tied 1-1 after 2. It would be nice to actually seperate ourselves with this win streak but the Blues are doing a great job keeping up the pressure. Hopefully Columbus finds a way to pull it out.

MGoBeer

February 14th, 2012 at 9:49 PM ^

Weird ending. Blues scored with 1.5 seconds in the middle of a scrum but it was ruled(correctly) that their player pushed the puck into the net with his hand. If our score holds up we'll be up 5 pts with the Blues having two games in hand.