The Detroit Red Wings have broken their own franchise record with a 15th straight win giving them an at home record of 18-2-1 this season. The original franchise record of 14 straight wins at-home was set in 1965. They defeated the Buffalo Sabres Monday night by a score of 5-0 in the Joe Louis Arena.
It was Todd Bertuzzi’s goal in the last game at home that propelled his team to tie their franchise record with 14th straight wins at home. But tonight all the players wanted a piece of the pie with 5 goals by 5 different players. Scoring for Detroit were Hendrik Zetterberg, Johan Franzen, Nicklas Lidstrom, Todd Bertuzzi and Darren Helm. Goaltender Jimmy Howard recorded his 5th shutout of the season and now leads the league with 27 wins.
On another note Pavel Datsyuk got his 700th career point with 3 assists against the Sabres.
The Detroit Red Wings, an original six team, have been having a great season with a 29-15-1 record and are currently sitting in 5th place in the Western Conference. With 20 home games left, the Red Wings are looking to have a very successful season this year if they can keep their at-home winning streak alive!
Having won their last Stanley Cup in 2007-08, this could be the year they make a serious run for the Stanley Cup Championship.