Will history be made tonight? Can Detroit do what only two teams have done in the near 100 year history of the NHL?
Find out at 7:30 pm on FSD
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This is going to be short and sweet, as I will be attending the game tonight.
Dallas is a very dangerous team. They may be on the cusp of making the playoffs, but Jamie Benn, Loui Eriksson and Michael Ryder are all Wing killers.
Detroit has won all three meeting so far this season, and will go for the sweep tonight.
Start on time, Shoot the puck and keep the pressure on. Let’s get 21!
DETROIT RED WINGS TEAM NOTES
DET is 103-96-34-5 all-time vs DAL
DET is 60-41-16-2 all-time vs DAL on home ice
DET is 17-13-5 all-time on Valentine’s Day
DET leads the NHL in wins (38) and points (78)
DET is T-1st in the NHL in 5-on-5 goal ratio (1.51)
DET is 4th in the NHL in goals/game (3.07) and T-5th in GA/game (2.35)
DET is 4th in the NHL in shots/game (32.7) and 3rd in SA/game (27.1)
DET is 3rd in the NHL in fewest PIM/game (8.9)
DET is T-2nd in the NHL in total team plus/minus (+40)
DET leads the NHL in home wins (23) and goals/game at home (3.73)
DET is 70-4-4 the last 78 times they’ve scored 4+ goals in a game
DET has won their last 20 homes games (team record/T-NHL record) by a combined score of 84-30
DETROIT RED WINGS PLAYER NOTES
N. Lidstrom’s next goal will tie him with K. Nilsson and T. Steen for 7th place in NHL history amongst Swedes (264)
N. Lidstrom is 2 goals behind J. Ogrodnick for 8th place all-time in DET team history (265)
N. Lidstrom dished out his 700th career NHL assist vs DAL on 1/2/08
N. Lidstrom has recorded 6G-10A-16P, +22 rating during DET’s home winning streak
N. Lidstrom is T-4th in the NHL in home ice scoring by a defenseman (9G-13A-22P)
I. White leads all NHL defensemen with a rating of +28
J. Franzen has tallied 11G-10A-21P during DET’s home winning streak
J. Franzen leads the NHL in GWG (10) and ranks 4tf in PPG (11)
J. Franzen leads all Western Conference forwards with a rating of +25
P. Datsyuk is T-2nd in the NHL in assists (41), T-7th in points (56), T-2nd in takeaways (74) and 7th in faceoff wins (559)
P. Datsyuk has registered 6G-19A-25P during DET’s home winning streak
J. Hudler ranks 3rd in the NHL in shooting % (22.4) and is T-12th in even strength goals (16)
H. Zetterberg has recorded 7G-11A-18P during DET’s home winning streak
H. Zetterberg ranks is T-21st in the NHL in SOG (175)
H. Zetterberg has tallied 2G-6A-8P in his last 5 games played
N. Kronwall is 2nd in the NHL in goals by a defenseman (12) and is 7th in blocked shots (127)
D. Helm made his NHL debut vs DAL on 3/13/08
ALL-TIME RED WINGS HAT TRICKS VS. STARS
P. Eaves @ DAL, 12/29/10
P. Datsyuk @ DAL, 5/12/08*
D. Ciccarelli @ DAL, 5/11/95*
G. Gallant vs. MIN, 12/18/87
R. Duguay vs. MIN, 3/1/85
F. Mahovlich vs. MIN, 12/31/68
G. Unger vs. MIN, 12/15/68
Just for good measure Joey Mac sucks!