ANAHEIM, California (Ticker) -- The top club in the NHL for most
of the season, the Anaheim Ducks have fallen on hard times of
The Ducks look to snap their season-high four-game losing streak
Sunday when they host the Detroit Red Wings.
The Ducks have not been getting pounded, as they have been
outscored, 14-9, during their slump. However, they cannot be
happy with their latest loss, a 4-3 home defeat to the lowly
Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday.
Teemu Selanne scored his 24th goal for the Ducks and has five
goals in his last four games.
Anaheim has been a different club without injured star
defenseman Chris Pronger, who suffered a broken foot in last
Sunday's 4-3 loss at Minnesota. The blue-liner will be
sidelined up to a month.
The Red Wings also have not been sharp lately, struggling
defensively over their recent two-game skid.
After surrendering nine unanswered goals in a 9-4 loss to the
San Jose Sharks on Thursday, the Red Wings dropped a 4-2
decision to the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday.
The Red Wings were the victim of bad luck in the loss, as Los
Angeles scored the eventual game-winner when Michael
Cammalleri's shot from a sharp angle deflected off Detroit
defenseman Danny Markov's stick.