Detroit 3, Carolina 2

Friday, October 4, 2013 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Detroit 2-0-0-0 1-0-0-0 1-0-0-0 W2
Carolina 0-0-1-0 0-0-1-0 0-0-0-0 L1


Red Wings 3, Hurricanes 2 (OT): Captain Henrik Zetterberg forged a tie with 17 seconds remaining in the third period and Stephen Weiss tallied 3:13 into overtime as visiting Detroit spoiled Carolina's season opener.

The Red Wings knotted the contest as Daniel Alfredsson's bid was denied by Cam Ward, who lost his stick in the exchange - allowing Zetterberg to net his first goal of the season. The tide clearly turned as Weiss cleaned up the rebound of Johan Franzen's shot to end the contest.

Zetterberg also assisted on Justin Abdelkader's goal 42 seconds into the third period and Jimmy Howard turned aside 23 shots for Detroit, which has acclimated itself nicely to the East by defeating a pair of conference foes.

Radek Dvorak scored just two days after signing a one-year contract and Nathan Gerbe also tallied for the Hurricanes. Ward finished with 35 saves in his return from an MCL sprain to his left knee, which prematurely ended his 2012-13 campaign.

Spurred by Ward's denial of Pavel Datsyuk on a short-handed breakaway, Carolina claimed a 2-0 lead late in the second period as Gerbe grabbed a loose puck after defenseman Justin Faulk's shot was deflected and buried it from the doorstep for a power-play goal.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Carolina C Jeff Skinner returned after missing the final two preseason games with a lower-body injury to set up Dvorak's goal with 6 1/2 minutes remaining in the first period. The 2010-11 Calder Trophy winner chipped a feed past Red Wings D Kyle Quincey to Dvorak, who deftly redirected the puck past Howard. ... Faulk, who notched a pair of assists, had just 10 in 38 games last season. ... Gerbe played all five of his previous seasons with Buffalo before signing a one-year deal in July.

Top Game Performances

Detroit   Carolina
Henrik Zetterberg 2 Points Justin Faulk 2
Henrik Zetterberg 1 Goals Radek Dvorak 1
Johan Franzen 2 Assists Justin Faulk 2
N/A Power Play Goals Nathan Gerbe 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Jimmy Howard .920 Save Percentage Cam Ward .921
Jimmy Howard 23 Saves Cam Ward 35

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Detroit 38 3 0-3 2-3 6 23
Carolina 25 2 1-3 3-3 6 24

Upcoming Games

  • Carolina will play its next game at home against Philadelphia. The Hurricanes have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
  • Detroit will play its next game on the road against Boston. The Red Wings have a W/L % of 1.000 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
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