The Red Wings are in Calgary on Tuesday to face the Flames, the first of four straight road games for Detroit.
At 33-16-1, Detroit heads into the post-All-Star Game schedule with the league’s most points (67), the fifth-best goals per game average (3.1) and the sixth-best goals-against average (2.3).
Even so, the Red Wings are just 13-14-0 on the road (compared to 20-2-1 in Hockeytown), and have, for whatever reason, struggled against the Flames, who are 23-21-6.
One of those 14 road losses came in Calgary, a 3-2 defeat on Dec. 22, the teams' most recent matchup. On the year Detroit is just 1-2 against the Flames.
Indeed it was the Flames who were the last team to win in Detroit. They walked out of Joe Louis Arena on Nov. 3 with a W, handing the Red Wings their sixth straight defeat.
All was not lost, though: Since that loss to Calgary, Detroit has won a franchise-record 17 consecutive home game. The longest home winning streak in NHL history is 20 games, a mark held by the 1975-76 Philadelphia Flyers and the 1929-1930 Boston Bruins.
Tuesday's game will start at 9 p.m. and air on FSD+.