The Anaheim Ducks continue to spin their wheels in pursuit of a playoff berth as they begin a crucial four-game road trip Tuesday against the Detroit Red Wings. Anaheim earned a point in Sunday's 3-2 shootout loss at home to San Jose, allowing the Sharks to tie the game with 53.7 seconds left in regulation and ultimately coughing up two points to a Pacific Division rival.

The Ducks are fifth in the Pacific - three points behind the second-place Sharks, one behind Calgary and tied with Los Angeles - and everyone above them has at least one game in hand. Anaheim continues to receive solid play from goaltender John Gibson, who is 1-0-1 with a .944 save percentage in two games since missing four with a lower-body injury, and 9-2-2 with a 2.20 goals-against average and a .927 SP in his last 13 contests. Detroit snapped a three-game losing streak (0-2-1) with a 5-4 overtime victory at Washington on Sunday despite blowing a three-goal lead in the third period for the second straight time. "I was worried it might be the same story as against the Islanders," the Red Wings' Tomas Tatar told reporters about Friday's 7-6 overtime loss that saw the club allow four power-play goals during a five-minute major in the final period. "You don't want that to happen. It felt really bad after the game (Friday) and if you have two in a row like that, that would be just miserable. So, I'm glad we got the two points."

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ABOUT THE DUCKS (27-19-11): Corey Perry (11 goals, 32 points) recorded three goals and four assists during a four-game point streak that was snapped Sunday when a goal was taken away because of an offside challenge. Ondrej Kase (15 goals, 27 points) continues his strong sophomore season with three goals and two assists in his last four games after recording one of each Sunday. Rickard Rakell (team highs of 22 goals, 45 points) hasn't hit the scoresheet in the past two contests after registering six goals and six assists during a six-game point streak.

ABOUT THE RED WINGS (22-23-9): Anthony Mantha has scored three of his team-high 19 goals in the last two games after scoring one in his previous nine contests while Tatar (14 goals, 24 points) had two goals Sunday after recording one in his last 13. Henrik Zetterberg (seven goals, 39 points) has a goal and six assists in five February games with Dylan Larkin (eight goals, team-high 42 points) recording four assists during a three-game point streak. Gustav Nyquist (15 goals, 25 points) has only a goal and an assist in his last 11 contests.


1. Anaheim C Antoine Vermette, who is second in the NHL in faceoff win percentage at 59.8, has been scratched in two of the last three games.

2. Detroit, which is 1-5-1 in its last seven home contests, sits eight points behind Carolina for the final wild-card spot in the Eastern Conference.

3. The teams split the last two season series with each winning once at home in 2016-17 and on the road in 2015-16 in the two-game sets.

PREDICTION: Ducks 3, Red Wings 2