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The Detroit Red Wings have uncharacteristically struggled at home this season, but they have been road warriors with an amazing record away from Joe Louis Arena.
Detroit's dominance on the road can be summed up by their strong five-on-five play and dominant penalty kill. Detroit is giving up just 2.125 goals per road game, meaning that it is much easier to win on a consistent basis away from The Joe.
Keep in mind that Detroit has played just 16 road games this season, so it will be interesting to see if Detroit can keep this play up all season.
If that can happen, they should go into any playoff series as a favorite, having learned to play well away from home and potentially opening a playoff series on the road. The Wings are in the wild-card spot right now.
For now though, this disparity in records remains something to shake one's head at than anything else.
If Detroit can become more consistent at home and tone down on the exorbitant amount of goals that they are giving up there (second worst only to the Ottawa Senators in terms of total number), then the Red Wings can improve in the standings.