Originally written February 17, 2012 on Fox Sports Detroit:
Detroit_red_wings_7613
DETROIT (AP) -- Pavel Datsyuk scored with 5 seconds left to give the Detroit Red Wings 22nd consecutive home victory, 2-1 over the Nashville Predators on Friday night. Two nights after breaking the NHL single-season record for consecutive home victories, the NHL-leading 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 Sunday 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, Datsyuk 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. Earlier in the day, Nashville acquired veteran defenseman Hal Gill and a conditional fifth-round pick in the 2013 draft from Montreal in exchange for a second-round pick in 2012 and forwards Blake Geoffrion and Robert Slaney. Spaling tied it at 1 with 5:02 left in the second period with his ninth goal. He beat MacDonald with a one-time shot from the bottom of the left circle after Jordin Tootoo took the puck from Detroit defenseman Jakub Kindl in the left corner and set up Spaling. Franzen opened the scoring with 7:16 left in the first period. He beat Rinne from the slot after taking a pass from Todd Bertuzzi. Datsyuk passed the puck to Bertuzzi while lying on the ice along the left-wing boards. It was Franzen's 23rd goal. NOTES: Gill arrived at Joe Louis Arena and met his new Predators teammates before the game but didn't play. ... Detroit center Henrik Zetterberg played Friday night after sustaining a lower-body injury Tuesday night against Dallas. The team originally thought he would miss Friday's game but he improved faster than expected. He got his 600th career point with an assist on Datsyuk's goal.
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

FCC Chairman: Washington nickname 'inappropriate today'

Brain study finds 76 of 79 deceased NFL players had CTE

Five things to watch in the AL Wild Card game

Tony Sparano to step in as Raiders head coach

Eli on Geno Smith: If fans yell at you, you probably deserve it

49ers players come out in support of Jim Harbaugh

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Raiders reportedly expected to make a run at Jon Gruden

FCC unanimously ends sports blackout rule

Michael Phelps arrested for DUI

Is hiring Mack Brown a real possibility for SMU Mustangs?

NFL: Abdullah should not have been penalized for praying

Belichick: Pats 'didn't play well enough at all' against Chiefs

AL Wild Card live blog

Marlins president: We're not trading Giancarlo Stanton

Heckling Knicks fan suing team over ejection

This weekend in NFL stupid

Kobe: Iggy Azalea has had better career than Swaggy P

College football's post-Week 5 playoff projection

Oregon to don pink-themed unis for breast cancer awareness

Is DeMarco Murray the best RB in the NFL?

WATCH: TBS sends up 'Boom Goes the Dynamite' with promo

Ilya Bryzgalov takes photos with fans while on the bench

NFL Awards: Week 4 edition

The best and worst MLB players in September

NHL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

FCC: Washington nickname 'inappropriate today'

AL Wild Card live blog

Could Jon Gruden return to Oakland?

Marlins: We're not trading Stanton

Study: 76 of 79 deceased NFL players had CTE

AL Wild Card preview

Heckling fan sues Knicks over ejection

Sparano to step in as Raiders head coach

This weekend in NFL stupid

Kobe chooses Iggy over Swaggy P

Is DeMarco Murray the NFL's best RB?

Ilya Bryzgalov takes photos with fans while on the bench

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.