DETROIT, MI - FEBRUARY 14: Darren Helm #43 of the Detroit Red Wings salutes fans as the second star of the game after the Red Wings NHL record breaking 21st consecutive home victory defeating the Dallas Stars 3-1 at Joe Louis Arena on February 14, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
The Red Wings set the NHL record for most consecutive home wins in a 3-1 win over the Stars.
The Detroit Red Wings are in a league of their own.
The Red Wings' 3-1 win over the Dallas Stars gave them their unprecedented 21st consecutive home win.
Entering Tuesday's game, the Red Wings were tied with the 1929-30 Boston Bruins and 1975-76 Philadelphia Flyers with 20 straight homes win, but after Henrik Zetterberg, Brad Stuart and Jiri Hudler scored to give the Red Wings a 3-0 lead, it was just a matter of time.
Detroit has not lost a game at home since Nov. 3, and the streak started Nov. 5. The Red Wings have also outscored their opponents 31-9 in those 21 games. The 21-game streak is seven longer than the longest streak since the advent of the shootout in 2005-06 (the 2008-09 Bruins won 14 straight at home.)
The Red Wings still have 14 games at Joe Louis Arena this season and the "Joe" is no longer average. The team, however, knows that is nothing more than a consolation.
"We're thrilled this has happened for our team," head coach Mike Babcock said to the media. "I think it's really good for our logo, it's really good for our ownership, our team. I'm proud of the guys. They've worked hard and now let's get on with it."