Jimmy Howard made 33 saves, Dan Cleary and Drew Miller scored first-period goals, and the Detroit Red Wings beat the Anaheim Ducks on the road for the second time in three days Sunday night with a 2-1 victory.
The Ducks, who trail idle Chicago by three points for the NHL's best record, have dropped consecutive games in regulation for the first time this season following a 22-3-4 start that was the best in franchise history.
They also had back-to-back shootout losses on the road against the Phoenix Coyotes earlier this month.
Anaheim captain Ryan Getzlaf scored on a power play with 46 seconds left in the second period, ending his 13-game goal drought against Detroit. Jonas Hiller stopped 21 shots after going 8-0-2 with a 1.86 goals-against average and .933 save percentage in his previous 10 starts.
Just two nights after a 5-1 defeat that included Justin Abdelkader's first NHL hat trick, the Ducks took the ice knowing that if the playoffs started on Sunday, their first-round oppon...