Postgame Randomness: Hurricanes @ Red Wings – 10/25

I missed most of tonight’s game so I won’t try a recap.  Instead I’m just going to restate a random fact I was tweeting about after the game.

With this win, the Red Wings are now 5-2 on the season.  That makes this is the first season that Detroit has ever started 0-2 and then won five in a row to go to 5-2.

The only other time the franchise ever went 4-2 after starting with a pair of losses was their first-ever season, the 1926-27 campaign as the Detroit Cougars.

That means that the only two times Detroit has ever started 0-2 and then rattled off four consecutive wins were in 1926 and 2016.  Both seasons were their last in their then-current arena (Border Cities Arena then, Joe Louis Arena now).  Both seasons featured a 4-1 loss to the league’s southernmost team in Game Two (the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1926, the Florida Panthers in 2016).  Both of the winning streaks included a one-goal win over the New York Rangers.

Obviously this means absolutely nothing.  I just think it’s kind of interesting.

Author: Clark Rasmussen

Clark founded the site that would become DetroitHockey.Net in September of 1996 with no idea what it would lead to. He continues to write for the site and executes the site's design and development.