Pavel Datsyuk scored with five seconds left to give the Red Wings their 22d consecutive home victory, 2-1 over the Nashville Predators last night in Detroit.
Three nights after breaking the NHL 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 tomorrow against San Jose.
Datsyuk beat Rinne with a high wrist shot from the slot after making a move to elude defenseman Ryan Suter. It was Datsyuk’s 16th goal. He also had an assist on Johan Franzen’s goal. Joey MacDonald made 20 saves, allowing only Nick Spaling’s goal. Pekka Rinne stopped 29 shots.
Canadiens 4, Sabres 3 - Max Pacioretty and David Desharnais scored shootout goals, and Carey Price stopped both attempts he faced in Montreal’s victory in Buffalo.
Chris Campoli, Scott Gomez and Tomas Kaberle scored in regulation to help the Canadiens win their third straight road game and improve to 5-1-1 in their past seven overall. Montreal (24-25-10) also jumped out of a logjam of three teams with 56 points and alone in 11th in the Eastern Conference standings.
Avalanche 3, Oilers 1 - Gabriel Landeskog and Mark Olver each had a goal and an assist as visiting Colorado snapped a two-game skid.
Erik Johnson also scored and Ryan O’Reilly had three assists for Colorado. The Avalanche are 3-1-2 in their last six and 29-26-4 overall.
Semyon Varlamov made 26 saves.
Capitals 2, Panthers 1 - Alexander Semin scored the tiebreaking goal and Tomas Vokoun made 22 saves against his former team as Washington won in Sunrise, Fla.
Alex Ovechkin also scored as the Capitals moved two points behind the first-place Panthers in the Southeast Division.
Hurricanes 3, Sharks 2 - Jussi Jokinen scored on a deflection with 8:05 left to lift host Carolina past San Jose.
Jeff Skinner and Justin Faulk scored 3:03 apart in the first period for the Hurricanes, who let a two-goal lead slip away before regrouping to beat the Pacific Division leaders.
Devils 3, Ducks 2 - Ilva Kovalchuk and Patrik Elias scored shootout goals and New Jersey beat red-hot Anaheim in Newark.
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.