Two nights after breaking the NHL single-season record for consecutive home victories, the Red Wings tied Boston’s multiple-season mark. The Bruins closed the 1929-30 season with 20 victories at home and won their first two the following season.
Detroit can break the record Sunday against San Jose.
DEVILS 3, DUCKS 2 (SO)
In Newark, N.J., Ilva Kovalchuk and Patrik Elias scored shootout goals and New Jersey beat red-hot Anaheim.
Martin Brodeur made 36 saves and preserved the shootout win with a pad save on Ryan Getzlaf as the Devils won for the seventh time in nine games and handed the Ducks only their seventh loss (14-3-4) since the start of the year.
JETS 4, BRUINS 2
In Winnipeg, Manitoba, Bryan Little scored twice in the third period to help Winnipeg beat Boston.
Blake Wheeler had a goal and two assists, and Alexander Burmostrov also scored for the Jets.
HURRICANES 3, SHARKS 2
In Raleigh, N.C., Jussi Jokinen scored on a deflection with 8:05 left to lift Carolina past San Jose.
The Southeast Division’s last-place team won its second in a row.
CAPITALS 2, PANTHERS 1
In Sunrise, Fla., Alexander Semin scored the tiebreaking goal and Tomas Vokoun made 22 saves against his former team as Washington knocked off Florida.
Alex Ovechkin also scored as the Capitals moved two points behind the first-place Panthers in the Southeast Division.
CANADIENS 4, SABRES 3 (SO)
In Buffalo, N.Y., Max Pacioretty and David Desharnais scored shootout goals, and Carey Price stopped both attempts he faced in Montreal’s win over Buffalo.