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Red Wings top Sabres for 15th straight at home

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POSTED January 16, 2012 10:11 p.m.

DETROIT (AP) — Henrik Zetterberg scored the first of Detroit's three goals in the opening period and the Red Wings broke a franchise record with their 15th straight home victory, a 5-0 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Monday.

It is the longest single-season winning streak by an NHL team at home since 1976 when Philadelphia won 20 in a row to match a league mark set by Boston during the 1929-30 season, according to STATS, LLC.

The Red Wings won 14 straight at home in 1965.

Detroit's Jimmy Howard made 27 saves for his fifth shutout this season and NHL-high 27th victory.

The Sabres have lost a franchise-record nine straight road games in regulation.

Buffalo goalie Ryan Miller was pulled early in the second after giving up goals to Zetterberg, Johan Franzen, Nicklas Lidstrom, Todd Bertuzzi and Darren Helm.

BRUINS 3, PANTHERS 2, SO

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Patrice Bergeron scored two goals and David Krejci scored the winner in the shootout and Boston beat Florida.

Bergeron scored two goals for Boston, and Tuukka Rask stopped 38 shots.

Jason Garrison and Shawn Matthias scored goals for Florida, and Scott Clemmensen made 33 saves.

Bergeron also had a goal in the shootout for Boston, and Stephen Weiss had a shootout goal for Florida.

Bergeron's second goal of the game came during a two-man advantage and put the Bruins ahead 2-1.

Tyler Seguin shot from the slot and Bergeron deflected the puck under Clemmensen's legs at 14:40 of the second.

BLUES 1, STARS 0

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jaroslav Halak made 22 saves for his third shutout of the season and T.J. Oshie scored midway through the third period and surging St. Louis blanked Dallas.

The Blues have earned 13 out of a possible 14 points this month (6-0-1) and are tied with the New York Rangers and Chicago Blackhawks atop the NHL standings with 60 points.

St. Louis improved to 19-3-3 at the Scottrade Center and set a single-season club record by earning at least a point at home for the 13th straight game.

Halak, who has 19 career shutouts, has been a big part of that streak, going 9-0-3 in his last 12 starts.

Dallas lost for only the second time when allowing two or fewer goals (20-2-0). The Stars were blanked 1-0 by the Los Angeles Kings on Oct. 22.

Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen (31 saves) was the hard-luck loser.

JETS 2, SENATORS 0

OTTAWA (AP) — Chris Mason made 25 saves for his second shutout and Winnipeg ended a three-game losing streak with a win over Ottawa.

Jim Slater scored 49 seconds in to give Winnipeg an early 1-0 lead. Tobias Enstrom scored in the second period for the Jets, who had lost five of six.

Mason got his 23rd career shutout. Chris Neil and Bobby Butler both put shots off the crossbar late in the third.

Craig Anderson, who was selected as the NHL's first star of the week earlier in the day, stopped 33 shots for Ottawa, which ended a four-game winning streak.

The Senators, who were shut out for the first time this season, lost in regulation for the first time in 10 games (8-1-1).

PREDATORS 3, ISLANDERS 1

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Sergei Kostitsyn and Matt Halischuk scored on Nashville's first two shots against Islanders goalie Kevin Poulin, and the surging Predators rolled to a victory over in a holiday matinee.

David Legwand also finished a precision three-way passing play to close out the dominating first period for the Predators, who won for the eighth time in nine games and are 14-4 in their past 18.

Pekka Rinne made 36 saves for his 24th win, second in the NHL. He was denied his fourth shutout of the season when John Tavares extended his career-best point streak to nine games by scoring a goal with 3:58 remaining. Rinne's best stop came midway through the second period when he made a quick glove save to turn aside Tavares during New York's two-man power play.

COYOTES 6, AVALANCHE 1

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Shane Doan and Boyd Gordon scored two goals apiece and Phoenix returned from an 0-3 road trip to rout Colorado.

Gilbert Brule had a goal and assist for the Coyotes just six days after he was claimed off waivers from Edmonton. Rostislav Klesla scored Phoenix's season-high sixth goal in the third period.

Chris Summers had a pair of assists for his first career NHL points. Ray Whitney joined the Phoenix scoring with a pair of assists.

Chuck Kobasew scored Colorado's goal.

Mike Smith had 38 saves to 27 for Semyon Varlamov of the Avalanche.

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