ANAHEIM, Calif. – Jonas Hiller made 22 saves in his 14th consecutive victory, and the steamrolling Anaheim Ducks beat the Detroit Red Wings 1-0 Sunday night for their 17th victory in 18 games.
Andrew Cogliano scored in the second period for the NHL-leading Ducks, who improved to 19-0-2 at home this season despite playing without injured scoring leader Ryan Getzlaf.
Hiller was outstanding in the second game of back-to-back starts, earning his third shutout of the year and the 19th of his career.
The Swiss Olympic team selection hasn’t lost since Dec. 3, matching four other goalies for the second-longest winning streak in a single season in NHL history.
Petr Mrazek stopped 22 shots for the Red Wings in a rematch of last season’s first-round matchup in the Western Conference playoffs, won by seventh-seeded Detroit in seven games.
The Ducks are just the seventh team in NHL history to win 16 games in a 17-game stretch, and their latest victory is their seventh straight since a loss to San Jose on Dec. 29.
Hiller’s winning streak is the NHL’s longest in two decades, and trails only Gilles Gilbert’s 17-game run for Boston during the 1975-76 season in NHL history.
BLACKHAWKS 5, OILERS 3: In Chicago, Marian Hossa had a power-play goal and an assist as Chicago ended a three-game losing streak.
Ben Smith, Andrew Shaw, Jonathan Toews and Brent Seabrook also scored for Chicago, which had 15 goals against Edmonton in a three-game sweep of the season series.
Ales Hemsky and Taylor Hall scored for Edmonton. The Oilers’ Boyd Gordon was credited with a fluke short-handed goal in the second period when Chicago’s Patrick Kane inadvertently bounced a pass off the boards and into an empty net during a delayed penalty call.
SABRES 2, CAPITALS 1, SO: In Washington, Cody Hodgson decided a lackluster game with the only goal in the shootout, and Buffalo snapped an 11-game road losing streak.
Tyler Ennis scored in the first period, and Ryan Miller made 28 saves for the Sabres.
ISLANDERS 4, STARS 2: In Dallas, John Tavares scored with 1:24 to go, and Brock Nelson added an empty-netter as New York won its fourth in a row and seventh straight on the road.
WILD 4, PREDATORS 0: In Nashville, Tenn., Dany Heatley had a goal and an assist, Darcy Kuemper made 23 saves for his first career shutout as Minnesota won for the fifth time in six games.
Jason Zucker and Matt Cooke also scored for the Wild.
RANGERS 4, FLYERS 1: In New York, Daniel Carcillo, Rick Nash and Derick Brassard scored less than 10 minutes into the game, and Henrik Lundqvist made 37 saves as New York won its third straight and fourth in five games.
MAPLE LEAFS 3, DEVILS 2, SO: In Toronto, James van Riemsdyk scored in the shootout to lift as Toronto snapped a four-game losing streak.
Bozak and van Riemsdyk scored in regulation for Maple Leafs, who had no won since winning the Winter Classic on New Year’s Day.