Red Wings' 62-win regular season record is threatened

1 Nov 1995: Center Sergei Fedorov of the Detroit Red Wings controls the play at a game against the Buffalo Sabres at Memorial Auditorium in Buffalo, New York. (Rick Stewart /Allsport)

DETROIT – The Tampa Bay Lightning have been atop the NHL for the majority of this season, running away with the Presidents' Trophy long before the season will end.

The Lightning boast a 59-15-4 record, just three wins shy of the league's regular season wins record of 62. The Detroit Red Wings set that record back in 1995-96 when they went 62-13-7 for a total 131 points. Sergei Fedorov led Detroit with 39 goals and 107 points -- he won the Selke Trophy that season.

However, the Red Wings and their fans would have gladly traded that record for a Stanley Cup championship ...


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