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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.


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.

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.
Quote of the Day

Your team is going to want to recapture the feeling. What they're going to have to figure out is they're going to have to rewrite the story. Because you're going to rewrite the story doesn't mean you want a different end. It's just that you're going to have to learn that there's different challenges to get there, and if you're going to try and tap the same feeling, it ain't going to happen.

— Los Angeles Kings general manager Dean Lombardi on maintaining their success from last season