The Norfolk Admirals extended their professional hockey record with their 24th consecutive win on Friday night and clinched the Macgregor Kilpatrick Trophy as the American Hockey League's 2011-12 regular-season points champion with a 3-1 victory over the Binghamton Senators.
The Admirals (51-18-1-2, 105 points) will have home-ice advantage for as long as they are in the 2012 Calder Cup Playoffs, which begin following the conclusion of the regular season on Apr. 15.
Under second-year head coach Jon Cooper, the Admirals have demolished the record books by winning their last two dozen games since last losing on Feb. 5. Norfolk's 24-game winning streak – including their last 18 all in regulation – is the longest ever by a professional hockey team and has surpassed the previous AHL mark (18) by six.
Norfolk, which has won a division title for the first time since 2003, has set franchise records for wins and points in a season while claiming their first Kilpatrick Trophy.