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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 WSH 50 37 9 4 163 112 78
2 FLA 51 31 15 5 141 112 67
3 NYR 52 29 18 5 148 134 63
4 TBL 51 29 18 4 137 118 62
5 BOS 51 27 18 6 149 136 60
6 DET 52 26 18 8 130 131 60
7 NJD 53 26 20 7 119 120 59
8 NYI 50 26 18 6 135 126 58
9 PIT 50 25 18 7 129 128 57
10 CAR 53 24 21 8 129 141 56
11 PHI 50 23 18 9 119 130 55
12 MTL 53 25 24 4 142 142 54
13 OTT 52 23 23 6 142 164 52
14 TOR 50 19 22 9 116 134 47
15 BUF 52 21 26 5 119 137 47
16 CBJ 54 21 28 5 135 168 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Giroux 50 16 28 -4 44
J. Voracek 50 8 34 1 42
W. Simmonds 50 18 16 -4 34
B. Schenn 48 14 15 -1 29
S. Gostisbehere 32 9 17 4 26
S. Couturier 40 9 15 9 24
M. Read 49 9 9 -5 18
S. Laughton 50 4 10 -6 14
M. Raffl 50 6 6 2 12
M. Del Zotto 48 3 9 -9 12
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Mason 12 12 7 .916 2.68
M. Neuvirth 11 6 2 .933 2.14
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