Final Score: Detroit 3, Chicago 2 (OT)
DETROIT - Detroit matched the longest home winning streak in team history but required overtime to do so. Todd Bertuzzi scored his second goal of the game with 39 seconds to go in the extra session, as the Red Wings beat the Chicago Blackhawks, 3-2. Detroit notched its 14th straight victory at Joe Louis Arena, equaling the franchise record set from January 21-March 25, 1965 at the Olympia.
Final Score: Colorado 2, Dallas 1
DALLAS - Paul Stastny scored the go-ahead goal in the third period, Jean-Sebastien Giguere made 21 saves and the Colorado Avalanche edged the Dallas Stars, 2-1, at American Airlines Center. Stastny, who also set up a first-period tally by David Jones, lit the lamp 13 seconds into a power play at the 10:35 mark. Dallas closed the out game on a power play when Daniel Winnik clipped Sheldon Souray with a high stick, but couldn't produce an equalizer with goalie Kari Lehtonen on the bench. The Avalanche snapped a 0-2-1 skid and improved to 16-5-2 in one-goal games this season, the most such victories in the NHL. Lehtonen stopped 21 shots for Dallas, which has dropped two of three.
Final Score: Carolina 4, Boston 2
RALEIGH - Jay Harrison and Eric Staal scored 28 seconds apart late in regulation, part of a three-goal third period which sent Carolina past Boston, 4-2, at RBC Center. Patrick Dwyer and Justin Faulk also tallied for the Hurricanes, who have won two in a row. Cam Ward made 33 saves in the comeback victory. Patrice Bergeron and Milan Lucic provided the offense for the Bruins, whose two-game win streak came to an end. Tim Thomas allowed three goals on just 20 shots in defeat.
Final Score: NY Islanders 4, Buffalo 2
UNIONDALE, N.Y. - Michael Grabner scored two goals, including the game-winner late in the third period as the New York Islanders skated past the Buffalo Sabres, 4-2, at Nassau Coliseum. Matt Moulson had a goal and an assist and Kyle Okposo also found the back of the net for the Islanders, who bounced back from a 3-2 defeat at the hands of the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday. John Tavares and P.A. Parenteau added a pair of assists apiece and Evgeni Nabokov made 23 saves in the victory for New York. Patrick Kaleta and Derek Roy scored for the Sabres, who have lost four of their last five games. Jonas Enroth gave up three goals on 38 shots in defeat.
Final Score: San Jose 2, Columbus 1
COLUMBUS - Patrick Marleau scored the game winner with less than three minutes left in regulation, as San Jose escaped with a 2-1 win over Columbus at Nationwide Arena. Ryane Clowe tallied the other goal for the Sharks, who have won six of seven. Thomas Greiss stopped 25-of-26 shots to post his second straight victory. Rick Nash lit the lamp and Curtis Sanford made 31 saves for the Blue Jackets, who have dropped three of four.
Final Score: Nashville 4, Philadelphia 2
NASHVILLE - Martin Erat and Mike Fisher posted a goal and assist each as Nashville downed Philadelphia, 4-2, at Bridgestone Arena. Nick Spaling and Sergei Kostitsyn also tallied for the Predators, winners in four straight and seven of eight. Pekka Rinne came up with 36 saves to post his fourth straight victory. Sean Couturier and Wayne Simmonds scored for the Flyers, who had taken four of five coming in. Ilya Bryzgalov was tagged for three goals on 24 shots in the setback.
Final Score: St. Louis 3, Minnesota 2 (SO)
St. LOUIS - Kevin Shattenkirk scored the game-winning goal in the second round of the shootout, sending the St. Louis Blues to a 3-2 win over the Minnesota Wild at Scottrade Center. Shattenkirk skated in on Josh Harding with speed and waited for the Minnesota netminder to make the first move, which he did, and Shattenkirk fired a wrister high to the blocker side for the lone tally of the extra session. Jaroslav Halak stopped all three shootout attempts including Devin Setoguchi's chance to end the game for the Blues, who have won five of their last six games. David Perron and Alex Pietrangelo scored and Shattenkirk added an assist in regulation for St. Louis, which got 29 saves from Halak in the victory. David McIntyre and Jared Spurgeon lit the lamp for Minnesota, which has lost two straight and five of six. Harding made 47 saves -- a career high -- in defeat for the Wild.