Wings Set Record With Home Win Over Flyers 4-3
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DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – The Detroit Red Wings make it 20 straight wins on home ice as they beat the Philadelphia Flyers 4-3 on Sunday night.
The Detroit Red Wings equaled an NHL record with their 20th straight win at home, on the strength of Johan Franzen’s tiebreaking goal early in the third period.
The league mark was set by the Boston Bruins during the 1929-30 season and matched by Philadelphia in 1976. Detroit can break the record with a win Tuesday night over the Dallas Stars at Joe Louis Arena.
Philadelphia rookie Brayden Schenn had a career-high two goals, helping the Flyers take the first of two leads they couldn’t keep against a team that hasn’t lost at home since Nov. 3.
Detroit goalie Joey MacDonald overcame shaky clearing attempts that led to two goals and finished with 26 saves.
Red Wings defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom played in his 1,550th game.
Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 21 shots for the Flyers.
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