(DETROIT) — The Detroit Red Wings(39-17-2) beat the Dallas Stars (28-25-3) 3-1 on Tuesday night for their 21st straight win at home which set the NHL record.
The single-season record of 20 was set by the Boston Bruins during the 1929-30 season and matched by the Philadelphia Flyers in 1976.
Fans at Joe Louis Arena have not seen their team lose at home in over three months.
“It’s something special, especially with all the great teams I have been on over the years,” said Captain Nicklas Lidstrom. “Fans really got into it late in the game; it was great to see and a great accomplishment for the team.”
Throughout the final minute of the game, fans chanted, “21! 21!”
“We didn’t spend any time thinking about this or talking about it,” said coach Mike Babcock. “We’re thrilled that this has happened for our team. I think this is really good for our logo and our ownership and our team.”
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Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire
Jill Martin, CNN