(Photo by John Russell/National Hockey League)
The comforts of home were oh so sweet for teams playing in their own barns Friday, as all five hosts forced their guests to leave town without a win.
It was a good night for home teams to start the weekend as the Rangers, Hurricanes, Red Wings, Predators and Jets all sent their fans away happy. The Capitals and Devils were the two visitors that came closest to leaving town with wins in a pair of tilts that featured some late-game dramatics.
Alex Ovechkin scored with just seven seconds left in regulation to send Washington into overtime against Detroit before Patrick Eaves won it for the Wings with the lone snipe in the shootout.
While in Nashville, David Legwand scored with only 11 seconds left to force OT, which allowed Shea Weber to close it out over New Jersey at 1:29 of the extra frame.