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Comebacks, goaltending keep Detroit's streak alive

Wednesday, 02.22.2012 / 9:00 AM / NHL Insider

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Comebacks, goaltending keep Detroit's streak alive
The Red Wings have won an NHL-record 23 consecutive home games. Here's a look back at each contest along the way to immortality. Detroit goes for No. 24 on Thursday night against Vancouver in a game televised by NBCSN (7:30 p.m. ET).

1. Nov. 5 -- Red Wings 5, Ducks 0 | Recap
The start of the home winning streak was the end of a six-game slide. Nicklas Lidstrom scored twice and Jimmy Howard made 22 saves.

2. Nov. 8 -- Red Wings 5, Avalanche 2 | Recap
Johan Franzen had a hat trick as Detroit jumped to a 3-0 lead and never looked back.

3. Nov. 11 -- Red Wings 3, Oilers 0 | Recap
Jimmy Howard's third shutout of the season was supported by goals from Drew Miller, Niklas Kronwall and Valtteri Filppula.

4. Nov. 12 -- Red Wings 5, Stars 2 | Recap
It was 2-2 entering the third period, but Johan Franzen, Darren Helm and Brad Stuart scored for the Red Wings.

5. Nov. 23 -- Red Wings 5, Flames 3 | Recap
The difference was three-power play goals, two from Tomas Holmstrom and one from Pavel Datsyuk.

6. Nov. 26 -- Red Wings 4, Predators 1 |Recap
Detroit held Nashville to 19 shots. Valtteri Filppula scored twice.

7. Nov. 30 -- Red Wings 4, Lightning 2 | Recap
Steve Yzerman's first game in Detroit since becoming Tampa's GM was ruined by a pair of third-period goals for the Wings.

8. Dec. 8 -- Red Wings 5, Coyotes 2 | Recap
Detroit scored the game's first five goals and had goals on its first two shots. Jimmy Howard made 30 saves.


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9. Dec. 10 -- Red Wings 7, Jets 1 | Recap
Seven Red Wings scored goals, and all of them came at even strength.

10. Dec. 17 -- Red Wings 8, Kings 2 | Recap
Corey Emmerton and Drew Miller each had two goals in the laugher.

11. Dec. 27 -- Red Wings 3, Blues 2 | Recap
The Wings trailed 2-0 late in the second period before Nicklas Lidstrom, Pavel Datsyuk and Niklas Kronwall won it for Detroit.

12. Dec. 31 -- Red Wings 3, Blues 0 | Recap
Jimmy Howard made 30 saves, and Detroit did all its scoring in the second period.

13. Jan. 12 -- Red Wings 3, Coyotes 2, SO | Recap
Johan Franzen tied the game midway through the third, and Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg scored in the shootout.

14. Jan. 14 -- Red Wings 3, Blackhawks 2, OT | Recap
Jonathan Toews forced OT by scoring with 51.7 seconds remaining, but Todd Bertuzzi won it with 39 seconds to go in overtime.

15. Jan. 16 -- Red Wings 5, Sabres 0 | Recap
Jimmy Howard's 27 saves gave him another shutout as five Red Wings scored in the win.

16. Jan. 21 -- Red Wings 3, Blue Jackets 2, SO | Recap
The Jackets provided a stiff test, but Valtteri Filppula's shootout goal kept the streak alive.

17. Jan. 23 -- Red Wings 3, Blues 1 | Recap
St. Louis again held a lead in Hockeytown, but it was wiped out by goals from Pavel Datsyuk, Niklas Kronwall and Johan Franzen.

18. Feb. 8 -- Red Wings 4, Oilers 2 | Recap
The All-Star break and loss of Jimmy Howard to a broken finger during a road trip did nothing to slow Detroit.

19. Feb. 10 -- Red Wings 2, Ducks 1, SO | Recap
Backup Joey MacDonald won the goaltending duel, making 29 saves and stopping two of three attempts in the shootout.

20. Feb. 12 -- Red Wings 4, Flyers 3 | Recap
The come-from-behind win tied the record for longest home winning streak, held by the 1975-76 Flyers and 1929-30 Bruins.

21. Feb. 14 -- Red Wings 3, Stars 1 | Recap
Detroit set the record on the strength of goals by Henrik Zetterberg, Brad Stuart and Jiri Hudler. Joey MacDonald made 20 saves.

22. Feb. 17 -- Red Wings 2, Predators 1 | Recap
The game appeared destined for overtime, but Pavel Datsyuk scored with five seconds remaining to win it.

23. Feb. 19 -- Red Wings 3, Sharks 2 | Recap
It was another strong showing for Joey MacDonald, who made 31 saves to extend the record.
Quote of the Day

He's been one of our top players all year. Tonight he was by far our best player. There wasn't anybody in the same universe as him.

— Washington Capitals coach Barry Trotz on goalie Braden Holtby, who made 33 saves to shut out the Edmonton Oilers 1-0
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