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NHL Game Summary - Carolina at Detroit



(Thursday, November 21st)

Final Score: Detroit 4, Carolina 3

Detroit, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - Gustav Nyquist scored twice as the Detroit Red Wings snapped a seven-game losing streak with a 4-3 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday.

Niklas Kronwall and Darren Helm also lit the lamp for the Red Wings, who snapped their longest losing streak in close to 23 years.

It was the first time Detroit suffered through a stretch like that since Jan. 14-30, 1991. Also, the team broke an eight-game home losing streak, which was its longest since Nov. 19-Dec. 20, 1986.

Jonas Gustavsson made 24 saves for Detroit, which won its first game since a 5-0 decision in Edmonton on Nov. 2, and its first home game since a 2-1 win over Columbus back on Oct. 15.

"We needed to win and it was a good win for us," said Detroit head coach Mike Babcock. "We made it closer than we needed to for sure, but I thought the guys stepped it up and the special teams were outstanding."

Andrej Sekera scored twice and Brett Bellemore also lit the lamp for the Hurricanes, who have dropped their past three games. Justin Peters stopped 43 shots in the loss.

"It's a little hard to come back when you're playing a team like this in their building," said Sekera. "Once they got that first one to take the lead, then the second one, we knew we had a big hole to climb out of."

Skating on a two-minute 5-on-3 after penalties to Riley Nash and Tim Gleason, Detroit went ahead on Kronwall's second of the season.

Kronwall had the puck in the slot and fired a shot on net that was stopped. The rebound, though, went out to the right side where it hit off a Hurricane and went in for a 3-2 lead at 8:29 of the third.

The Red Wings gave themselves some insurance with 4:02 to play as a clear by Henrik Zetterberg off the left boards saw Nyquist get behind the defense on a clear break and slip the puck between the pads of Peters for a 4-2 advantage.

The goal proved fortunate, as Sekera scored while shorthanded with 15.9 seconds to play, but Detroit won the next faceoff and was able to get the puck deep, killing off the rest of the clock.

The Red Wings jumped on top just 17 seconds into the game as a turnover in the Carolina end saw Zetterberg pick up the puck. Jonathan Ericsson blasted a shot on net after Zetterberg left the puck in the slot. It was stopped, but the rebound kicked out to the right side where Nyquist buried it for his first of the year.

Gustavsson stopped seven shots in the second period, and Detroit scored early in the second to add to its advantage.

Another turnover in the Carolina zone saw Justin Abdelkader grab the disc and skate around with the puck. He lost it on a shot attempt, but Helm was there to snap it home for his third of the season at 2:37.

Carolina got a goal back three minutes later as Radek Dvorak sent a pass from the low right circle to the slot where Bellemore one-timed it home for his first NHL goal.

The Hurricanes then tied the game with 7:09 to play in the middle stanza as Sekera skated the puck through the middle and made a slick move to get around the defender before wristing the disc home for his third of the season.

Game Notes

Carolina hasn't won a regular-season game in Detroit since Nov. 14, 1989, with Detroit posting 15 wins and a tie during that time. Also, Detroit has a credited home victory in a game played in Cleveland, Ohio in 1994 during that span ... Carolina has lost six straight on the road, and plays in Boston on Saturday ... Detroit hosts Ottawa on Saturday ... Detroit went 1-for-4 on the power play, while Carolina finished 0-for-4.

11/22 00:15:28 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CAR 4
TOR 1
Final
DUKE 66
UCONN 56
 
4th
CHI 84
NYK 77
 
3rd
HOU 61
NOP 63
 
1st
SAC 4
MIL 4
 
10:30pm Tonight
GSW
OKC
Final
RICE 72
STTHOMASTX 61
 
Final
UVA 70
CLST 54
Final
LIU 69
FIU 58
 
Final
STET 67
GSOUT 76
 
Final
QUIN 80
LEH 65
 
Final
SFLA 69
SHU 89
Final
RICH 65
SALA 54
Final
CAN 60
USB 59
 
Final
DEL 62
TEMPL 82
Final
WCU 56
WRST 69
 
Final
VERM 56
YALE 57
 
Final
SDKST 75
IDST 72
 
Final
RIDE 62
MRGST 48
 
Final
LATU 79
NICST 54
 
Final
CHAR 75
APP 65
 
Final
MISS 71
CCAR 68
 
Final
DUKE 66
UCONN 56
 
Final
BRAD 80
EUREK 38
 
Final
PEAY 76
OAKC 52
 
Final
JST 66
SMISS 46
 
2nd
SD 45
MNTST 44
 
2nd
UAB 42
LSU 44
 
2nd
EVAN 42
OHIO 45
 
1st
CSFU 0
CSDH 0
 
1st
ORST 10
DEP 3
 
1st
PAC 5
NEV 6
 
1st
USF 10
PORST 7
 
1st
IDAHO 0
WALLA 0
 
10:15pm Tonight
UTST
CALST
 
Final
PIT 1
COL 0
Final
PHI 1
FLA 2
Final
CAR 4
TOR 1
Final
CLB 4
WAS 5
3rd
MON 0
ANA 1
 
10:30pm Tonight
SJS
EDM
10:30pm Tonight
LOS
STL
3rd
JAC 14
TEN 10