The Detroit Red Wings now hold the NHL record 1 win over the Dallas Stars at Joe Louis Arena.

The last loss the Red Wings suffered in front of the home crowd was on November 3 against Calgary. Since then, they have ripped off 21 straight wins to pass the record held by the 1929-30 Boston Bruins and 1975-76 Philadelphia Flyers.

"It's pretty cool to be a part of something like this," said Detroit defenseman Brad Stuart, who scored the game-winning goal in the contest. "It's taken a long time to accomplish this, but it feels really good to do this for the fans. There's been some tough ones here, that's for sure."

That streak began with a shutout of Anaheim on November 5 and continued on Tuesday as Joey MacDonald stopped 20 shots and was just 32.8 seconds away from a shutout.

Jiri Hudler and Henrik Zetterberg also scored as Detroit stayed atop the NHL standings with its fourth straight win after a pair of losses on the road.

"Obviously we're proud of what we accomplished," said Detroit head coach Mike Babcock. "But we still have a lot of hockey to go and we have to keep doing what we've been doing here."

Kari Lehtonen was tagged for all three goals on 37 shots for the Stars, who have dropped three straight. Adam Burish scored late to prevent a shutout.

Detroit took a 1-0 lead 7:57 in on the power play. Zetterberg held the puck at the low left side and tried to center it, but a defender deflected the pass with his stick. However, the puck went right back to Zetterberg and he was able to sneak it past Lehtonen.

Just 1:18 later, the Red Wings made it a 2-0 game when a right circle faceoff win by Darren Helm saw the puck go back to Stuart, who flicked a simple wrister on net that fooled Lehtonen.

The second period passed scoreless as Lehtonen stopped 11 shots and MacDonald saved six.

Hudler made it a 3-0 game with 4:49 to play as he got a pass from Valtteri Filppula at the right circle and switched to the forehand before burying the puck.

Burish scored on a redirect of a Michael Ryder pass in the final minute of the game.

Game Notes

Detroit hosts Nashville on Friday...Dallas returns home to face Calgary on Thursday...During the Red Wings' home run, they have beaten Dallas all four times, including victories in Dallas on January 3 and January 17.