Game Thread: Stars at Red Wings – 2/14

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Dallas Stars at Detroit Red Wings
February 14, 2012 – 7:30 PM

18 thoughts on “Game Thread: Stars at Red Wings – 2/14”

  1. The Red Wings look for their record-setting 21st home win in a row tonight as they host the Dallas Stars.

    As in their last several games, they’ll do so without goalie Jimmy Howard, who is expected to return from his broken finger on Sunday against the San Jose Sharks (but could be back on Friday against the Nashville Predators).

    Detroit will use the same lineup they’ve used for the last two games. Mike Commodore is the healthy scratch on defense, Danny Cleary remains out up front and Joey MacDonald gets the start in goal.

    Game time is 7:30 PM on FS+.

  2. Thought Ott was going to score there. Drew a penalty instead. More nervous than I should be.

  3. We just witnessed NHL history! What is more amazing is that we once won 62 in a season and never accomplished something like this. Congrats boys! You earned it.

  4. Setting a new NHL record for consecutive home wins doesn’t mean much in the long run. There’s still a massive battle for the Central Division underway. The Red Wings are still a .500 team on the road. The games that really matter don’t start for two more months.

    That said, it’s incredibly cool to see. Twenty-one wins in a row at home is something no team in NHL history has ever done. In a league that’s been around this long, anytime you can do that is something special. It is a legitimate historical moment.

    It’s also two important points on a night the St. Louis Blues lost. It’s another big win for Joey MacDonald, who looks more and more like the Red Wings’ backup goalie once Jimmy Howard returns. It’s more scoring from their top players (Zetterberg, Hudler) and their defense (Stuart).

    Things I liked:

    Detroit got out to a fantastic start and owned things early. They capitalized on chances and got the 2-0 lead. No need to fight back tonight.

    Things I didn’t like:

    Whether because the Wings let up or otherwise, the Stars really came on in the third. That could have been dangerous but the Wings rode it out.

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