The Red Wings are so good on home ice lately it's as if they can win these games blindfolded.

And a big part of the reason why is because Pavel Datsyuk probably could play this game blindfolded.

Seriously.

There was Datsyuk on Monday night, skating backward just outside his own blue line late in the first period of what would quickly become a 5-0 rout of the scuffling Buffalo Sabres and a franchise-record 15th consecutive win at Joe Louis Arena.