Las Vegas posted back-to-back home wins against Phoenix to extend its winning streak to eight games, tying the ECHL season best, and improve to 12-2-0 for a league-leading winning percentage of .857.
The Wranglers continue their six-game home stand hosting Bakersfield on Tuesday and Idaho on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Las Vegas has lost only twice in the last 27 regular season games, including winning the first four games of the season to extend their regular season winning streak to an ECHL record 17 games, surpassing the record of Louisiana (Nov. 23-Dec. 22, 2001) and Knoxville (Dec. 28, 1993-Jan. 29, 1994).
Las Vegas won the Brabham Cup for the regular season point championship with 106 points (53-13-6) in 2006-07 after finishing second in 2005-06 with 112 points (53-13-6) which is the third-highest point total in ECHL history.
The Wranglers lead the ECHL in goals scored with 4.00 per game and goals allowed with 2.07 per game while ranking third on the power play at 23.2 percent (23-for-99).
The latest of four goaltenders used by the Wranglers, Kevin Lalande made 18 saves in a 4-0 win against Phoenix on Nov. 25, his first start since being reassigned by the Calgary Flames from Quad City. Daniel Manzato, who was reassigned by the Carolina Hurricanes to Albany of the American Hockey League on Nov. 24, was 5-0-0 with a shutout, a goals-against average of 1.57 and a save percentage of .948 during the current streak while Tim Boron, who was traded to Charlotte on Nov. 23, was 2-0-0 with a goals-against average of 1.00 and a save percentage of .968.
Adam Cracknell, who was reassigned by Calgary to Quad City on Nov. 22, leads Las Vegas during the winning streak with seven goals and 10 points while Chris Ferraro has a team best six assists and nine points in the last seven games. Cracknell leads the Wranglers with 11 goals and his 17 points tie him for the team lead with Chris Ferraro, who leads the team with 12 assists and a plus-minus rating of +11.
The Wranglers closed out the 2006-07 regular season with 13 straight wins and then won their first five Kelly Cup Playoff games equaling the consecutive wins of the Peoria Rivermen of the original International Hockey League, who won 18 regular season games in a row from Oct. 6-Nov. 23, 1990. The longest winning streak, including playoffs, in the National Hockey League is 15 games by Detroit (9 regular-season games, 6 playoff games) from Feb. 27-Apr. 5, 1955 and New Jersey (11 regular-season games, 4 playoff games) from Mar. 27-Apr. 29, 2006. The longest winning streak, including playoffs, in the American Hockey League is 15 games by Hershey (last 2 regular-season games of 1987-88, 12 playoff games, and first game of 1988-89).