The Detroit Red Wings stand alone in the NHL record books with 21 consecutive home wins after a 3-1 victory over the Dallas Stars on Tuesday night. They surpassed the single-season mark of 20 set by Boston in the 1929-30 season and matched by Philadelphia in 1975-76.
How does this relate to the Sharks?
San Jose is one of only two clubs that can boast of a regulation win over the Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena (they are 24-2-1 on home ice overall). The Sharks skated to a 4-2 victory there on Oct. 28 behind a pair of goals from Joe Thornton and 30 saves by Antti Niemi. The win came in the midst of a six-game road trip in which San Jose finished 5-1-0.
The Sharks will get another chance on Sunday as part of another lengthy road trip, in what will be the midway point of their nine-game trek.
If the Red Wings beat Nashville on Friday night, San Jose will try to break Detroit's home streak and become the only team this season to beat Detroit twice in Motown. Detroit hasnt lost at home since Nov. 3 against Calgary, and their only other loss came in overtime to Minnesota just two days before that.
Would you like to see the Sharks get that chance, and further cement themselves as Detroit's nemesis? Or, would you rather the Wings lose to the Predators?