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(Sports Network) - The Anaheim Ducks will try to avoid their first three-game losing streak of the season tonight, when they visit the Detroit Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena.

The Ducks, who lead the NHL with 62 points, are coming off a setback Friday in Carolina and Sunday's loss at Minnesota.

The Wild earned the 4-3 victory on New Year's Eve as Mark Parrish scored the game-winning goal late in the third period.

Teemu Selanne posted two goals and an assist for the Ducks, who have also lost three of four. Scott Niedermayer contributed a goal and two assists.

Michael Wall stopped 25 shots for the Ducks. Jean-Sebastien Giguere, the team's normal starter, missed the game after suffering a groin strain Tuesday in a 4-3 victory at San Jose. Giguere left in the second period of that game and is day-to-day. Regular backup Ilya Bryzgalov has also been sidelined nearly a month, leaving Wall as the team's emergency starter.

To add to the Ducks' injury woes, defenseman Chris Pronger left Sunday's test with a broken foot after trying to defend a Parrish shot in the first period. The former Hart and Norris Trophy winner is sidelined indefinitely.

Tonight plans to be a special night for the Red Wings and their fans, as the team will retire Steve Yzerman's No. 19 in a pre-game ceremony. A three-time Stanley Cup champion (1997, '98, 2002) and 10-time All-Star, Yzerman amassed 692 goals and 1,755 points before retiring following last season.

Yzerman played his entire 22-year career in Detroit and was the team's captain from the start of the 1986-87 campaign until he retired, making him the longest-serving captain of any team in NHL history.

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