ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA (TICKER) —The Detroit Red Wings seek to match a club-record nine-game winning streak Sunday night as they open up a three-game road trip against the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim.
Detroit has had four nine-game winning streaks. The Red Wings went over 40 years without one before doing it twice during the 1995-96 season. The last one came from March 3-22, 1996.
Detroit has outscored its opponents, 41-17, during this streak, which is the third-longest in the NHL this season. Overall, the Red Wings have picked up points in 12 straight games (11-0-0-1) and hold a four-point lead over St. Louis atop the Central Division.
Detroit’s latest win was Friday’s 7-2 romp over the Blues. Sergei Fedorov, who had missed the previous two games due to a back injury, recorded his sixth career hat trick and also had an assist.
Fedorov has seven goals and 13 assists during an 11-game points streak, which is the longest by a Red Wing this year.
Brett Hull collected his 600th career assist on Friday and has 21 points in his last 12 games.
Anaheim is tied with Minnesota for sixth place in the Western Conference, but leads eighth-place Edmonton by just two points.
The Ducks fell to 4-5-0 in their last nine games with Friday’s 4-1 home loss to Edmonton. Leading scorer Paul Kariya took just two shots and remains one goal away from 300. Petr Sykora, whose 25 goals are one ahead of Kariya for the team lead, had a season-high 11 shots.
The Red Wings have outscored the Ducks, 8-4, in winning all three meetings this season. Detroit is 11-5-3 all time in Anaheim and 9-1-1 in the last 11 meetings.