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Wings set new standard for 100-point seasons

Red Wings pass Montreal with ninth straight 100-point campaign

Monday, 03.16.2009 / 1:01 PM ET / News
By Bill Roose  - Managing Editor | DetroitRedWings.com
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Wings set new standard for 100-point seasons
DETROIT – Despite a few rough patches in the last month, the Red Wings are back in business and sitting atop the NHL standings.

Sunday’s 4-0 win at Columbus propelled the Red Wings past Montreal for the NHL record for most consecutive 100-point seasons. Detroit now has nine straight century-mark seasons, which began in 1999-00.

The Canadiens won four Stanley Cups during their stretch of eight straight 100-points campaigns between 1974-75 and 1981-82.

“Obviously, to set an NHL record, it's phenomenal,” coach Mike Babcock told The Associated Press. “I've only been part of it for four years, (but I'm) proud of the fact that for four years we've been over the century mark.”

The Red Wings (46-15-9) were the first team to reach 100-points and clinch a playoff berth this season, their 18th straight and the league’s longest active streak. A few hours after the Wings claimed their stake, the San Jose Sharks reached both plateaus with a 1-0 win over Anaheim on Sunday.

Reaching the century mark isn’t an easy thing to do in the NHL. Since the Red Wings began their streak – nine seasons ago – 20 other teams have compiled at least one 100-point season. And only eight teams have done it more than twice – New Jersey (six), Philadelphia (five), Dallas (five), Ottawa (five), San Jose (four), and Toronto, Colorado and Vancouver (each three).

With their 18th consecutive post-season appearance, the Red Wings now rank seventh all-time among league franchises – one better than the Flyers, who reached the playoffs 17 straight years.

The Red Wings’ team record for most playoff seasons is 20, which was set from 1939-58. The Boston Bruins still hold the league mark of 29 straight seasons (1968-96).

If the Red Wings were to win their final 12 games, it would give them 125-points, which would ranked second in franchise history behind the 1995-96 campaign (131 points).

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 51 38 9 4 166 114 80
2 FLA 53 31 16 6 143 118 68
3 NYR 53 30 18 5 150 135 65
4 TBL 52 29 19 4 138 123 62
5 BOS 52 28 18 6 151 137 62
6 DET 53 27 18 8 133 131 62
7 PIT 52 27 18 7 138 132 61
8 NYI 51 27 18 6 143 127 60
9 NJD 54 26 21 7 120 122 59
10 CAR 54 24 21 9 130 142 57
11 MTL 54 26 24 4 143 143 56
12 OTT 54 25 23 6 153 166 56
13 PHI 51 23 19 9 121 133 55
14 BUF 53 21 26 6 120 139 48
15 TOR 51 19 23 9 117 140 47
16 CBJ 54 21 28 5 135 168 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
D. Larkin 52 18 20 26 38
H. Zetterberg 53 9 27 3 36
T. Tatar 52 16 17 -1 33
G. Nyquist 53 14 15 -2 29
P. Datsyuk 38 8 20 12 28
J. Abdelkader 53 14 13 -3 27
M. Green 46 4 17 -7 21
N. Kronwall 45 3 14 -10 17
B. Richards 39 5 11 7 16
D. DeKeyser 49 6 8 12 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 20 10 4 .933 1.97
J. Howard 7 8 4 .904 2.89