DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – Sweet 16! As the Detroit Red Wings win 16 straight at home beating the Columbus Blue Jackets in a shootout 3-2 Saturday night.
Valtteri Filppula scored in the fourth round of a shootout to give the Detroit Red Wings the win over Columbus.
The 16-game home winning streak tied Detroit with the 1975-76 Boston Bruins for the fourth-longest home winning streak in NHL history.
Niklas Kronwall and Nicklas Lidstrom scored for the Red Wings in regulation, and Jimmy Howard made 17 saves. Ryan Russell and Nikita Nikitin scored for Columbus, and Curtis Sanford stopped 29 shots.
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