About a month after setting an NHL home winning streak record, the Detroit Red Wings are looking to avoid their longest losing streak in 21 years on Saturday, when the Carolina Hurricanes visit Joe Louis Arena (7 p.m. ET on Fox Sports Detroit Plus). The Red Wings (44-25-5, 93 points) will look to end a six-game losing streak, while the Hurricanes (30-30-15) are looking for a rare victory in Detroit.
On Wednesday, the Red Wings were edged by the New York Rangers, 2-1, in overtime. The loss extended the Red Wings' losing streak and increased the chances that they may lose out on the Western Conference's fourth playoff spot, which comes with home-ice advantage in the first round. Currently, Detroit sits just one game ahead of the Nashville Predators and Chicago Blackhawks for that final slot.
Meanwhile, Carolina just had a four-game winning streak halted by the Columbus Blue Jackets, which earned a 5-1 victory over the Hurricanes on Friday.
The Hurricanes sit seven points behind Buffalo Sabres and Washington Capitals, which are tied for eighth place in the Eastern Conference.
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