DETROIT -- A quick early scoring burst by the Red Wings was too much for the Calgary Flames to handle.
Detroit scored three first-period goals, chasing Flames goaltender Miikka Kiprusoff, and beat Calgary 7-4 on Sunday. Henrik Zetterberg had two goals and two assists, while Joey MacDonald got his first career win in goal as the Red Wings outshot the Flames 50-20.
The Red Wings' 7-4 triumph over Calgary was their 12th straight victory at Joe Louis Arena. It's the longest home winning streak for any NHL team since 1995-96, when the Wings had two such streaks of that length. The last time a team other than Detroit to win 12 consecutive home games was the Kings, who won 12 in a row in 1992-93.
"The biggest thing was for us to have a good start, and we had one today," said Zetterberg.
The Red Wings outshot the Flames 17-5 in the opening period. They've had a recent trend of falling behind in the first period.
But Zetterberg opened the scoring with a wrist shot from the high slot after Kiprusoff misplayed the puck behind the net. Datsyuk put in the rebound of Holmstrom's shot for his 17th goal, and Schneider beat Kiprusoff with a slap shot from the point 1:10 later.
Kiprusoff was then pulled, having stopped 11 of 14 shots before being replaced by Jamie McLennan.
"It's frustrating. They came out quick," said Calgary's Craig Conroy. "I've got to take a lot of the blame myself. We weren't ready, we made a few mistakes and the next thing you know they're in the net and all over us."
The barrage continued in the second period. Zetterberg got his second goal of the night and 26th of the season, on the power play, before Calgary got going.