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NHL Roundup

Red Wings run home win streak to 23

Associated Press / February 20, 2012
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The Detroit Red Wings won their 23d straight home game, setting an NHL multiple-season mark and holding on to beat the San Jose Sharks, 3-2, yesterday.

Detroit, which broke the league’s single-season record of 20 on Tuesday, surpassed the 22 wins in a row the Bruins had over two seasons more than eight decades ago.

Henrik Zetterberg and Drew Miller gave Detroit a two-goal lead midway through the second period and Darren Helm restored the two-goal edge 7:01 into the third.

Logan Couture scored late in the second for the Sharks and Patrick Marleau pulled them within a goal with 4:44 left.

The Red Wings won their sixth straight game, all at Joe Louis Arena, and have an NHL-high 84 points.

The Pacific Division-leading Sharks have lost six of eight.

Rangers 3, Blue Jackets 2 - Derek Stepan scored 22 seconds into overtime, and New York overcame a late tying goal to beat visiting Columbus.

Stepan took a pass from Michael Del Zotto, who faked a shot and scored into a wide-open left side of the net.

Columbus captain Rick Nash, the subject of trade rumors - including those involving the Rangers - got the Blue Jackets even at 2 with 1:33 left in regulation. That prompted chants of “We don’t want you’’ from the disappointed Madison Square Garden crowd.

Blackhawks 3, Blues 1 - Dave Bolland scored the go-ahead goal in the third period when his centering attempt hit the stick of St. Louis’s David Backes and went in, and Chicago rallied to win at home for its third straight victory.

Corey Crawford made 29 saves for the Blackhawks, who did all their scoring in the final period.

Marian Hossa added an empty-netter with 49 seconds to go for Chicago.

Sabres 6, Penguins 2 - Derek Roy scored twice and added an assist for host Buffalo, which snapped a four-game skid.

Jason Pominville had a goal and two assists, while Ryan Miller made 24 saves, including stopping Jordan Staal and Evgeni Malkin on breakaways in the second period. Paul Gaustad, Drew Stafford, and Tyler Ennis also scored for Buffalo.

Deryk Engelland and Jordan Staal tallied for the Penguins.

Devils 3, Canadiens 1 - Zach Parise, David Clarkson, and Matt Taormina scored, and Martin Brodeur made 21 saves as New Jersey beat host Montreal.

Max Pacioretty scored for Montreal, and Carey Price made 22 saves.

Canucks 5, Oilers 2 - Daniel and Henrik Sedin each had a goal and an assist as visiting Vancouver ran its winning streak to four games and points string to 13.

Shawn Horcoff and Magnus Paajarvi scored for Edmonton.

Predators 3, Stars 2 - Shea Weber scored on a power play with less than a second remaining in the first period, Pekka Rinne stopped 22 shots, and Nashville won in Dallas.

Weber put the Predators ahead to stay, 2-1, with his 12th goal of the season, popping a loose puck into an open net with 0.2 seconds left in the first. The goal was upheld after a video review.

Jets 5, Avalanche 1 - Bryan Little scored twice and host Winnipeg beat Colorado to move into a tie with Toronto for eighth place in the Eastern Conference.

Ducks 2, Panthers 0 - At Sunrise, Fla., Teemu Selanne scored in the first period and Jonas Hiller made 31 saves as Anaheim blanked Florida to earn at least one point for the ninth straight game.

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