Detroit 5, Carolina 4

Saturday, March 24, 2012 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Carolina 30-31-9-6 19-13-1-5 11-18-8-1 L2
Detroit 45-25-3-2 29-5-1-1 16-20-2-1 W1


RED WINGS 5, HURRICANES 4: Drew Miller scored the game winner midway through the third period as host Detroit scored four unanswered goals to stun Carolina and halt a six-game winless skid.

With the Red Wings trailing 4-3 through 40 minutes, Jiri Hudler drew Detroit even 8:10 into the third after Brad Stuart's initial shot deflected off his skate and past Carolina netminder Cam Ward. Miller then gave the Red Wings their first lead, backhanding a shot that eluded Ward for his 14th goal.

Detroit held on from there to maintain its grip on fourth place in the Western Conference with its first victory since March 9.

Henrik Zetterberg scored twice and Todd Bertuzzi added a goal for the Red Wings. Hudler finished with a goal and two assists.

Jiri Tlusty scored twice while Chad LaRose and Jamie McBain also tallied for Carolina, which sits on the brink of being eliminated from postseason contention. The Hurricanes are seven points back of eighth place in the East with just six games remaining.

: Tlusty came into the night with just one goal in his previous 13 games. ... The two-goal performance gave Zetterberg 21 on the season, marking the seventh consecutive season that he has reached the 20-goal plateau. ... Red Wings captain Nicklas Lidstrom had an assist in his return to the lineup. The 41-year-old had missed the previous 11 games with a bone bruise in his right ankle.

Top Game Performances

Carolina   Detroit
Jiri Tlusty 2 Points Jiri Hudler 3
Jiri Tlusty 2 Goals Henrik Zetterberg 2
Jussi Jokinen 2 Assists Valtteri Filppula 3
Jiri Tlusty 1 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Cam Ward .900 Save Percentage Ty Conklin .833
Cam Ward 45 Saves Ty Conklin 20

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Carolina 24 4 2-2 2-2 6 34
Detroit 50 5 0-2 0-2 6 32

Upcoming Games

  • Detroit will play its next game at home against Columbus. The Red Wings have a W/L % of .711 after a win and .433 after a loss.
  • Carolina will play its next game on the road against Toronto. The Hurricanes have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .435 after a loss.
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