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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 - NYR 82 53 22 7 248 187 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 214 184 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 259 206 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 237 199 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 245 224 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 231 211 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 232 208 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 217 204 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 209 201 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 198 213 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 227 248 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 212 223 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 176 209 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 183 219 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 206 257 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 153 269 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Voracek 82 22 59 1 81
C. Giroux 81 25 48 -3 73
M. Streit 81 9 43 -8 52
W. Simmonds 75 28 22 -5 50
B. Schenn 82 18 29 -5 47
S. Couturier 82 15 22 4 37
M. Del Zotto 64 10 22 -5 32
M. Read 80 8 22 -4 30
M. Raffl 67 21 7 6 28
V. Lecavalier 57 8 12 -7 20
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Mason 18 18 11 .928 2.25
R. Emery 10 11 7 .894 3.06
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