Red Wings fall 5-2 to Hurricanes
Players from both the Red Wings and the Hurricanes mix it up after a hard check by Detroit in the third period.
The Red Wings’ two-game winning streak is over.
Detroit dropped a 5-2 decision to the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday night at Little Caesars arena.
Christoffer Ehan’s goal with 4:34 left in the second period had tied the game 2-2, going into the third period.
But then Justin Williams scored a 5-on-3 power-play goal for the Hurricanes 1:38 into the third, and Sebastian Aho added a breakaway shorthanded goal 4:23 into the period.
“We hung in there,” Robby Fabbri said. “We had a chance going into the third, but let it slip away.”
Aho added his second goal of the game, also on the power play with a little more than two minutes left.
Carolina had three power-play goals and the shorthanded effort for the night, while Detroit was 0-for-5 with the extra man.
“Unfortunately, we weren’t able to generate anything on our power play, and they scored on their chances,” Dylan Larkin said. “We had a chance tonight, and we didn’t bear down on the penalty kill and we didn’t bear down on the power play.”
Rookie Morgan Geekie gave Carolina a 1-0 lead 8:58 into the game with this third goal in two games since being called up from the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League.
But Tyler Bertuzzi’s 21st goal of the season tied it with 6:32 left in the opening period.
Nino Niedererreiter’s power-play goal 9:30 into the second period gave Carolina a 2-1 lead.
“I thought we played well for 40 minutes, but obviously they were better on speciality teams than we were in the third,” Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill said. “That's the difference in the game.”
Luke Glendening played in his 500th career game.