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Paul Sancya, Associated Press
Buffalo Sabres goalie Ryan Miller (30) stops a Detroit Red Wings right wing Johan Franzen (93), of Sweden, shot in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Detroit, Monday, Jan. 16, 2012.

DETROIT — Henrik Zetterberg scored the first of Detroit's three goals in the opening period and the Red Wings broke a franchise record with their 15th straight home victory, a 5-0 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Monday.

It is the longest single-season winning streak by an NHL team at home since 1976 when Philadelphia won 20 in a row to match a league mark set by Boston during the 1929-30 season, according to STATS, LLC.

The Red Wings won 14 straight at home in 1965.

Detroit's Jimmy Howard made 27 saves for his fifth shutout this season and NHL-high 27th victory.

The Sabres have lost a franchise-record nine straight road games in regulation.