After struggling at home last season, the Red Wings have turned it around this season, and that’s an understatement.
With their 3-1 win over Dallas on Tuesday at Joe Louis Arena, the Red Wings made history, winning their 21st consecutive home game, breaking the mark of 20 last set by the 1975-76 Flyers.
Henrik Zetterberg and Brad Stuart scored less than 90 seconds apart in the first period, giving the Red Wings more than enough offense to handle an offensively troubled Dallas squad.
Jiri Hudler added a third period insurance goal and Joey MacDonald, subbing for the injured Jimmy Howard, was solid once again, making 20 saves. He lost his shutout with 32.8 seconds left as the puck went off Adam Burish’s skate and into the net.
Detroit completely shut Dallas down. The Stars could barely muster any shots in the critcal third period, putting only five shots on MacDonald in the third (only 11 in the final 40 minutes).
The Red Wings will have the chance to improve on their record Friday when they welcome Central Division rival Nashville to The Joe.