Thanks to a pair of shutouts, the Detroit Red Wings are on the verge of matching their best start of the past 38 seasons.
The Red Wings will try to accomplish that feat while adding to their scoreless streak and their recent mastery of the Minnesota Wild on Saturday night at Xcel Energy Center.
After Ty Conklin was in net for Detroit's 3-0 win at Colorado last Saturday, Jimmy Howard stopped 25 shots in a 2-0 victory over defending Western Conference champion Vancouver on Thursday night. The scoreless streak stayed intact thanks partly to a video review which showed a Canucks goal was scored after time expired in the second period.
"Obviously, you've got to give credit to our goalies," forward Justin Abdelkader said. "Conks did a great job in Colorado, and Jimmy did a great job tonight."
Extending its scoreless streak to 121:31 has given Detroit (3-0-0) the chance for its second 4-0 start since winning a team-best six in a row to begin the 1972-73 campaign. The Red Wings last cla...