Red Wings tie NHL mark with 20th consecutive home win

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DETROIT — The Detroit Red Wings equaled an NHL record with their 20th consecutive win at home, beating the Philadelphia Flyers 4-3 Sunday night on the strength of Johan Franzen’s tiebreaking goal early in the third period.

The league mark was set by the Boston Bruins during the 1929-30 season and matched by Philadelphia in 1976. Detroit can break the record with a win Tuesday night over the Dallas Stars at Joe Louis Arena.

Philadelphia rookie Brayden Schenn had a career-high two goals, helping the Flyers take the first of two leads they couldn’t keep against a team that hasn’t lost at home since Nov. 3.

Detroit goalie Joey MacDonald overcame shaky clearing attempts that led to two goals and finished with 26 saves.

Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 21 shots for the Flyers.

RANGERS 3, CAPITALS 2

In New York, Ryan Callahan scored for the fifth time in four days and defenseman Ryan McDonagh snapped a second-period tie to lift New York to a victory over Washington.

Callahan, who notched his second NHL hat trick Saturday with three goals in a 5-2 win at Philadelphia, got the Eastern Conference leaders going on Sunday in the first period.

BLUES 3, SHARKS 0

In St. Louis, Alex Pietrangelo had two goals, David Perron also scored with a two-man advantage and Andy McDonald added an assist in his return from a concussion that sidelined him for 51 games, sending St. Louis to a win over San Jose.

Jaroslav Halak earned his sixth shutout in just 10 starts, one more than All-Star teammate Brian Elliott has, as the Blues extended a franchise record by earning at least one point in 19 consecutive home games

KINGS 4, STARS 2

In Dallas, Jordan Nolan and Dwight King each scored their first career goals and Los Angeles beat Dallas in a matchup of Western Conference playoff contenders.

Jonathan Quick stopped 26 shot for the Kings.

PENGUINS 4, LIGHTNING 2

In Pittsburgh, Evgeni Malkin continued his torrid play, scoring his 31st and 32nd goals of the season as Pittsburgh beat Tampa Bay.

Chris Kunitz and Kris Letang each added a goal and two assists for the Penguins.

PANTHERS 4, ISLANDERS 1

In Uniondale, N.Y., Kris Versteeg, Tomas Fleischmann, Tyson Strachan and Jack Skille scored to lift Florida over New York.

DUCKS 5, BLUE JACKETS 3

In Columbus, Ohio, Corey Perry scored three goals for his fifth career hat trick to lead surging Anaheim past Columbus.


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