Red Wings remain red-hot at home

Detroit's Jiri Hudler shoots on Anaheim's Jonas Hiller. The Red Wings won their 19th consecutive home game Friday, tying the second-longest streak in NHL history.

DETROIT — Pavel Datsyuk and Todd Bertuzzi scored shootout goals to give the Detroit Red Wings their 19th consecutive home victory, 2-1 over the Anaheim Ducks on Friday night.

Detroit tied the 1970-71 Boston Bruins for the second-longest home streak in NHL history. The 1975-76 Philadelphia Flyers and the 1929-30 Bruins won 20 consecutive games at home.

Jakub Kindl scored for Detroit.

Red Wings captain Nicklas Lidstrom played in his 1,549th game to tie former Detroit star Alex Delvecchio’s NHL record for games with one team. It’s also the second-most games played in Detroit franchise history, behind Gordie Howe at 1,687.

George Parros scored for Anaheim, and Jonas Hiller stopped 23 shots. Teemu Selanne scored in the shootout.

 

SABRES 3, STARS 2 (SO)

In Buffalo, N.Y., Nathan Gerbe scored the decisive shootout goal in the fifth round and Buffalo rallied from a two-goal third-period deficit to beat Dallas.

Derek Roy forced overtime by scoring with 39 seconds left, and Thomas Vanek also scored to help the Sabres improve to 5-0-1 in their past six games. Ryan Miller made 24 saves in helping the Sabres (24-24-6) jump ahead of three teams and into 11th place in the Eastern Conference.

Michael Ryder and Tomas Vincour scored for the Stars, who lost for the first time in 63 games when leading after two periods. It was a 57-0-5 streak that dated to Oct. 31, 2009.

Gerbe sealed the win in the fifth shootout round by backhanding a shot that struck the post and caromed in off Kari Lehtonen.

 

PENGUINS: Center Jordan Staal will return to the lineup today when the Penguins plat host to Winnipeg.

Staal hasn’t played since injuring his left knee against the New York Rangers on Jan. 6.

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