On the plus side
This regular season, the Red Wings were a plus-28 at even strength and a plus-22 on special teams. That was managed despite giving up 2.01 even-strength goals per game - the highest average allowed by the Red Wings since 1993-94.
The 1990-91 season was the last time that the Red Wings were a minus at either even strength or on special teams, finishing minus-5 in the former and minus-20 in the latter.
The current streak began in an odd manner with the Red Wings giving up six more power-play goals than they scored in 1991-92. But add in the team's 18 short-handed goals and the Red Wings were a plus-5 on special teams.
The special teams streak survived a four-season run (2002-03 through 2006-07) during which the Red Wings had fewer power-play opportunities than their opponents. That included a low point in 2002-03 of having 58 fewer power plays. But excelling with both the man-advantage and short-handed that season, the Red Wings still scored 28 more special-teams goals than they allowed (in those 58 fewer opportunities).