Can Wings Overcome Flyers To Tie NHL Record?
The Red Wings are looking to tie the NHL record tonight at 20 consecutive home game wins against the Philadelphia Flyers.
Detroit faces Philadelphia for the first of two meetings this season, the next being in Philadelphia on March 6th. The Flyers (31-17-7) are only 7 points behind the Red Wings, which means it would probably be safe to say they will really want the two points and the Wings obviously desire to stay on top of the league. But, if any team would be likely to beat the Wings tonight, it would be the Flyers. The Flyers have the best away record in the NHL, standing at 18-8-2.
The Wings star goalie Jimmy Howard is still out with a broken finger and Cleary will not be playing either due to a lower body injury. Eaves is out indefinitely with a concussion and jaw surgery. Philadelphia’s starting goalie Bryzgalov missed Saturday's game with flu-like symptoms and Voracek left the same game with an upper-body injury. Riemsdyk and Betts are both out indefinitely.
Are the Wings concerned about tonight? Babcock explained that he really cares more about the points than making a record, but it would be nice to get the record as well. You would think that since they are close to tying the record that the Philadelphia Flyers actually set in 1975-1976, they would work hard just to have the title.
We will see who will win tonight at 7:30PM. You can watch on the game on NBC Sports and don't forget to follow TCL Red Wings on Facebook and Twitter for more Wings coverage and to win a free Nicklas Lidstrom jersey!