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Red Wings
2 - 3 Final - 2OT
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Red Wings extend home win streak to 16

Jan 22, 2012 - 4:27 AM
Detroit, MI (Sports Network) - Valtteri Filppula scored the only goal of the shootout as Detroit extended its franchise-record home winning streak to 16 games with a 3-2 victory over Columbus.

In the fourth round, Filppula quickly faked from the backhand to the forehand and roofed a shot over Curtis Sanford.

Ryan Johansen then had his wrist shot stopped by Jimmy Howard, and the Red Wings kept alive a home winning streak that started on November 5 against Anaheim. They have also won their last six games overall, the last three in a shootout, and each by a 3-2 score.

"We've had a lot of close games lately," said Filppula. "It's a tough league and it's tough to get points, it was just nice to come away with the win tonight."

The home winning mark is the longest since the Philadelphia Flyers tied the NHL record with 20 straight home victories during the 1975-76 season.

Nicklas Lidstrom and Niklas Kornwall both had goals and Howard finished with 17 saves for Detroit.

Nikita Nikitin and Ryan Russell both scored for the Blue Jackets, who have dropped their past two. Sanford stopped 29 shots.

"It was a tough game out there tonight," said Sanford. "It's nice to get the point, but we're not going to get back in the hunt just getting a point."

Russell scored 8:51 into the game off a rebound while Kronwall tied it with 8:26 to play in the first on a wrist shot from the slot for his 10th of the year.

The Blue Jackets scored on a power-play when Nikitin's wrist shot from the right point off a faceoff win sailed into the net.

The Red Wings, though, countered with a power-play goal of their own just over two minutes later as Lidstrom's slap shot from the high slot hit off the backboards then went off the back of Sanford and into the net.

Game Notes

Columbus continues its six-game road trip in Nashville on Monday...Detroit hosts St. Louis on Monday...Detroit has won two of the three games with Columbus this season...Detroit went 1-for-4 on the power play while Columbus was 1-for-3.