BOSTON - Blake Wheeler and David Krejci both had a goal and an assist, and the Boston Bruins won their ninth straight home game with a 4-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday night.
The Bruins, who pulled into a tie with the New York Rangers atop the Eastern Conference, went 11-1-1 in November - including eight wins at home. They haven't lost in Boston since Oct. 23 and are on their longest home-winning streak in 25 years.
The Red Wings, second in the Western Conference, lost for the third time in four games and fell to an NHL-best 10-2-2 on the road. The defending Stanley Cup champions are 7-2-2 in their last 11 games.
Manny Fernandez, playing back-to-back games for the first time this season, stopped 29 shots to win his sixth straight start. He improved to 7-1-1.
Detroit's Ty Conklin was chased in the second period after allowing three goals on nine shots.
Phil Kessel and Chuck Kobasew also scored for Boston. Michael Ryder, who played on a line with Krejci and Wheeler for the second straight game, had two assists after scoring two goals on Friday in Boston's 7-2 victory over the New York Islanders.
Jiri Hudler scored a second-period, power-play goal for the Red Wings.
Detroit recorded the first eight shots of the game before Wheeler and Krejci struck 4:11 apart.
Wheeler and Ryder broke in on a 2-on-1 and, with only Niklas Kronwall back, Ryder hit Wheeler on his off wing. The rookie scored for the second straight game, making it 1-0 at 12:00. The Bruins doubled the lead when Kessel beat Conklin with a long wrist shot and scored for the sixth time in seven games. It was his team-leading 13th goal and stretched his point streak to nine games.
Chris Osgood relieved Conklin after Patrice Bergeron stole the puck from Kronwall and fed Kobasew for his fifth goal that extending his point streak to six. Krejci, who has nine points during a six-game run, scored in the third period.
Hudler's pass into the crease appeared to deflect off the skate of Boston's Marc Savard with 3:35 left in the second period for Detroit's power-play goal.
Notes: Bruins D Aaron Ward left the game in the first period with an apparent left leg injury and didn't return. ... Boston's Marco Sturm missed his fifth straight game due to an upper body injury. Detroit RW Tomas Holstrom missed his sixth consecutive because of a back injury. ... Fernandez got the start because Tim Thomas was out due to illness. ... The Red Wings won the only game between the teams last season, 3-1 in Boston, but the Bruins have earned points in eight of nine against Detroit. The Bruins wore their new third jerseys for the second straight day. ... Boston won eight straight at home from Nov. 2-29, 2002. The Bruins won 11 in a row at home from Dec. 5, 1982-Jan. 29, 1983.