Wings close in on record

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

Detroit tied the 1970-71 Bruins for the second-longest home winning streak in NHL history. The 1975-76 Flyers and the 1929-30 Bruins won 20 in a row.

"I haven't even thought about that record until now," said Detroit coach Mike Babcock, whose team is 7-1 in shootouts this season. "So we might as well tie it with Philly coming in here (Sunday)."

The Ducks' Cam Fowler hit the post on a breakaway with 1:40 left in overtime and the teams playing three-on-three. A goal by Anaheim's Niklas Hagman 3:35 into the second was disallowed because of a penalty for goalie interference.

"We think we deserved a better fate," Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau said. "But when you go 0-for-7 on the power play, even if you get three, four good looks, you don't expect to win."

Game highlights: Ryan O'Reilly scored with 1.2 seconds left in overtime to lift the Avalanche past the Hurricanes 4-3. Carolina hasn't won in Denver since Feb. 9, 1996, when it was the Hartford Whalers. It is 0-6-2 with two ties since. … Nathan Gerbe scored the winner in the fifth round of the shootout as the host Sabres beat the Stars 3-2. Buffalo, 5-0-1 over its past six, tied it with 39 seconds left.

Around the league: Penguins center Jordan Staal planned to return today after missing 15 games with a left knee injury. Staal, who has 15 goals in 34 games, collided knee on knee with the Rangers' Mike Rupp on Jan. 6. … Blues center Andy McDonald, out with a concussion since Oct. 13, was expected to return Sunday. He said he felt fine after practice. … Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard, who has a league-high 32 wins, missed his fourth game because of a broken right index finger, sustained while making a save Feb. 2 against the Canucks. He hoped to start taking shots during practice today, then return in a few days.

at Wings 1 0 0 0 2
Ducks 1 0 0 0 1
Wings win shootout 2-1

First Period1, Anaheim, Parros 1 (Pelley), 16:17. 2, Detroit, Kindl 2 (Miller, Abdelkader), 18:42. PenaltiesDetroit bench, served by Bertuzzi (too many men), 3:21; Zetterberg, Det (interference), 12:42; Bertuzzi, Det (hooking), 20:00.

Second PeriodNone. PenaltiesParros, Ana (interference), 3:35; Ericsson, Det (interference), 7:31; Perry, Ana (interference), 8:38.

Third PeriodNone. PenaltiesV.Filppula, Det (holding), 4:04; Bertuzzi, Det (interference), 7:24; Beleskey, Ana (holding stick), 9:22; Blake, Ana (goaltender interference), 15:08.

OvertimeNone. PenaltiesStuart, Det (slashing), 2:27; Visnovsky, Ana (interference), 2:56; Perry, Ana (tripping), 4:06.

ShootoutAnaheim 1 (Selanne G, Perry NG, Ryan NG), Detroit 2 (Datsyuk G, Hudler NG, Bertuzzi G). Shots on GoalAnaheim 8-8-13-1—30. Detroit 6-10-6-2—24. Power-play opportunitiesAnaheim 0 of 7; Detroit 0 of 6. GoaliesAnaheim, Hiller 18-19-9 (24 shots-23 saves). Detroit, MacDonald 2-1-1 (30-29). A20,066 (20,066).

at Avalanche 1 2 0 1 4
Hurricanes 2 1 0 0 3

First Period1, Carolina, Brent 8 (Stewart, LaRose), 7:22. 2, Colorado, Landeskog 13 (Mueller), 19:06. 3, Carolina, Tlusty 12 (E.Staal, Ruutu), 19:37. PenaltiesMcLeod, Col (tripping), 8:51; Stastny, Col (slashing), 15:42.

Second Period4, Colorado, Hejduk 13 (Stastny, Jones), 3:15. 5, Carolina, E.Staal 14 (Ruutu, Harrison), 15:31. 6, Colorado, Stastny 14 (Jones, Hejda), 19:00. PenaltiesNone.

Third PeriodNone. PenaltiesJones, Col (hooking), 12:21.

Overtime7, Colorado, O'Reilly 15, 4:58. PenaltiesNone. Shots on GoalCarolina 12-21-7-2—42. Colorado 6-15-10-2—33. Power-play opportunitiesCarolina 0 of 3; Colorado 0 of 0. GoaliesCarolina, Ward 20-18-10 (33 shots-29 saves). Colorado, Giguere 14-9-2 (42-39). A16,854 (18,007).

at Sabres 0 0 2 0 3
Stars 1 0 1 0 2
Sabres win shootout 2-1

First Period1, Dallas, Ryder 20 (Goligoski, Eriksson), 17:53 (pp). PenaltiesMcCormick, Buf (roughing), 17:15.

Second PeriodNone. PenaltiesGoligoski, Dal (hooking), :42; Leopold, Buf (high-sticking), 10:25; Roy, Buf (tripping), 19:12.

Third Period2, Dallas, Vincour 2 (Ja.Benn, Ott), 4:17. 3, Buffalo, Vanek 20 (Pominville, Ehrhoff), 5:07 (pp). 4, Buffalo, Roy 11 (Stafford, Myers), 19:21. PenaltiesDvorak, Dal (holding), 4:44; Leino, Buf (holding), 8:33.

OvertimeNone. PenaltiesNone.

ShootoutDallas 1 (Eriksson NG, Ja.Benn G, Ribeiro NG, Vincour NG, Ryder NG), Buffalo 2 (Boyes G, Pominville NG, Vanek NG, Ennis NG, Gerbe G). Shots on GoalDallas 10-12-3-1—26. Buffalo 7-9-13-3—32. Power-play opportunitiesDallas 1 of 4; Buffalo 1 of 2. GoaliesDallas, Lehtonen 20-12-2 (32 shots-30 saves). Buffalo, Miller 16-15-3 (26-24). A18,690 (18,690).

Wings close in on record 02/10/12 [Last modified: Saturday, February 11, 2012 12:28am]

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