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Looking at the Record

Flyers looking to preserve an NHL record 20 straight home wins

Sunday, 02.12.2012 / 2:43 PM ET / News
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Looking at the Record
As the Flyers get set to take on the Detroit Red Wings tonight at "The Joe", there just might be a little more incentive to post a victory against the NHL's best team.

The Detroit Red Wings will be looking to tie the NHL record for consecutive home wins which the 1975-76 Flyers and 1929-30 Boston Bruins both own with 20 victories.
The Flyers went 36-2-2 in the Spectrum during the 1975-76 season, including an NHL record 20 straight home wins.

The Flyers rattled off victory after victory in the Spectrum from Jan. 4 through Apr. 3, 1976. The victory on April 3rd was also the last Flyers home game of the regular season, making every game in the New Year during the 1975-76 season a victory.

Detroit currently stands at 19 consecutive wins on home ice, having not dropped a game at Joe Louis Arena since Nov. 3 in a 4-1 loss to the Calgary Flames.

In fact, the Red Wings have only lost TWO games on home ice in regulation the entire season. They dropped one game in overtime to own an overall record of 22-2-1 at home.

In 1975-76, the Flyers finished with a 36-2-2 record at the Spectrum.

The Flyers have not had much luck in Detroit in recent years, despite a win last season that put an end to a 20-plus year drought, but that is of no concern to this Flyers team.

"This team has never played against Detroit," said Claude Giroux. "From forwards to defense to goalies, we need to make sure everyone is on the same page. Guys need to get a little pissed off here and start winning some games."

The Flyers enter the game as one of the premier teams on the road. They have 18 victories away from Philadelphia, which is tied for second-most in the NHL, while also posting the second-most goals scored (87) and power-play goals (25) on the road.

As much as the record, and the importance of it, will be on the minds of media and fans throughout the league, the most important aspect of tonight's game will be yet another crucial two points in the standings.

"Besides that record we just need to buckle down," said Wayne Simmonds. "We have only won one of our last handful of games and we need these points. Every point we can get is desperate and we need it."

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
S. Gostisbehere 6 1 1 0 2
B. Schenn 6 0 2 2 2
W. Simmonds 6 0 2 -1 2
S. Gagner 6 0 2 1 2
J. Voracek 6 1 0 -1 1
M. Raffl 6 1 0 0 1
R. White 6 1 0 0 1
C. VandeVelde 6 1 0 -1 1
A. MacDonald 6 1 0 0 1
B. Manning 6 0 1 -2 1
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
M. Neuvirth 2 1 0 .981 0.67
S. Mason 0 3 0 .852 4.09
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