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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 / 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 - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Giroux 82 28 58 7 86
J. Voracek 82 23 39 11 62
W. Simmonds 82 29 31 -4 60
S. Hartnell 78 20 32 11 52
M. Streit 82 10 34 3 44
B. Schenn 82 20 21 0 41
M. Read 75 22 18 -4 40
S. Couturier 82 13 26 1 39
V. Lecavalier 69 20 17 -16 37
K. Timonen 77 6 29 5 35
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Mason 33 18 7 .917 2.50
R. Emery 9 12 2 .903 2.96
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