Hurricanes come through with rare win in DetroitApr 12, 2014 - 5:40 AM
Cam Ward stopped 28-of-29 shots for the Hurricanes, who won in Detroit for the first time since Nov. 14, 1989, when the franchise was still known as the Hartford Whalers.
Jimmy Howard turned aside 17-of-19 shots for the Red Wings, who remained tied with Columbus for the first wild card spot in the Eastern Conference. The Blue Jackets lost to the Lightning on Friday.
Detroit has already clinched its 23rd straight postseason berth.
Detroit was called for too many men on the ice to set up a Carolina power play at 7:34 of the first period. Less than a minute later, Lindholm scored from the side of the net to make it a 1-0 game.
Tlusty made it 2-0 with 1:36 left in the first when he put home a rebound off Eric Staal's shot from the right circle.
"It was a solid effort," Staal said. "We needed to respond after last night's game."
Riley Sheahan finally got the Red Wings on the board at 3:43 of the third. He jammed home the puck following a scramble in front of the net during a power play.
"At one point we had a 4-on-3, they had a 3-on-1, we had a 3-on-2. That's not how we play. That's river hockey. That's not how we're going to have success," Detroit coach Mike Babcock said.
Ward picked up his first win since March 22 ... Detroit entered Friday's game with a 16-game unbeaten streak at home against Carolina ... The Red Wings wrap up the regular season Sunday at St. Louis, while Carolina concludes its regular season Sunday at Philadelphia ... The Hurricanes announced Friday that defenseman Andrej Sekera underwent abdominal surgery ... Each team went 1- for-2 on the power play.
- CAROLINA: 2
Apr 11 10:14 PM
- Detroit Goal - Riley Sheahan, at 3:43.
Hurricanes 2, Red Wings 1 3rd - 16:17Apr 11 9:30 PM
- CAROLINA: 2
End of 2nd
Apr 11 9:05 PM
- CAROLINA: 2
End of 1st
Apr 11 8:13 PM
- Carolina Goal - Jiri Tlusty (16), from Eric Staal and Justin Faulk at 18:24.
Hurricanes 2, Red Wings 0 1st - 1:36Apr 11 8:11 PM
- Carolina Goal - Elias Lindholm, from Andrei Loktionov at 8:15.
Hurricanes 1, Red Wings 0 1st - 11:45Apr 11 7:53 PM
- CAROLINA: 0
1st Period - 20:00
Apr 11 7:38 PM
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