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Wings hit century mark for 11th straight season

Sunday, 09.25.2011 / 12:01 AM / NHL.com's 30 in 15

By John Kreiser - NHL.com Columnist

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Wings hit century mark for 11th straight season
For 11 straight years, the Red Wings have eclipsed 100 points on the season - can they do it for a twelfth?
Advantage Margin: +1
The Wings earned 14 more power plays than their opponents at home (154-140), but gave back almost that entire margin on the road (160-147).

Special Teams Goal Margin: +12
The Wings' power play was among the NHL's most efficient, with 67 goals and a 22.3-percent success rate. The penalty killing was middle of the pack at 82.3 percent.

Goals by defensemen: 41
Nicklas Lidstrom had 16 goals and 62 points at age 40. Niklas Kronwall added 11 goals, but the Wings will miss retired Brian Rafalski, who had 4 goals and 44 assists.

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2010-11 SEASON STATS

Category Rank (Conference)
2010-11 Points 104 (3rd West/6th NHL)
Change from 2009-10 +2
Home Points 48 (11th West/16th NHL)
Road Points 56 (2nd West/2nd NHL)
Overtime Record
Total: 13-6-4 OT: 9-6 SO: 4-4

The Wings won eight of their 12 road games that went past regulation, going 4-2 in both overtime and the shootout.

Times Scored First: 41
Record: 30-5-6

Detroit had more wins (17) than anyone in the West when allowing the game's first goal. They scored first just 19 times on the road, but went home empty-handed just once (15-1-3).

Best 2010-11 Number: 11
Consecutive seasons the Wings have amassed at least 100 points in the standings, an NHL record. The last time they missed was 1998-99, when they had 93.

Worst 2010-11 Number: 84
Goals allowed by the Wings in the opening period, the third-highest total in the League and the most of any playoff team. Detroit was outscored 84-75 in the opening period, including 45-35 at home.

Scheduling
The Wings have a pair of six-game homestands and no trip longer than a five-gamer that's broken up by the All-Star break. They end the season with seven of their last 10 at Joe Louis Arena.
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