Red Wings Hold Off Hurricanes for 3-1 Win

The Detroit Red Wings took a 2-0 lead into the third period Thursday night and came out 3-1 winners over the Carolina Hurricanes.

Detroit goalie Jimmy Howard stopped 13 shots in the final period as the Hurricanes tried to even the score. He finished the night with 37 saves on 38 shots.

Nicklas Lidstrom broke a 43-game scoring drought with 8:30 left in the first period, getting the Red Wings on the board with a power play goal on a blast from the blue line.

Drew Miller - who assisted on Lidstrom's goal after being promoted to the second power play unit - added another goal with the extra attacker 1:34 into the second period. Valtteri Filppula sent the puck to the front of the net from the corner but it got caught up in Carolina defenseman Tim Gleason's skates, bouncing right to Miller to swat it past netminder Cam Ward.

Tom Kostopoulos beat Howard on a rebound chance at 7:17 of the third period but Henrik Zetterberg restored the two-goal lead with 5:20 left, scoring on a tap-in off a cross-ice feed from Todd Bertuzzi.

Ward finished the night with 32 saves on 35 Detroit shots.

The Wings made good on two of their five chances with the extra attacker. The Hurricanes were scoreless on two power plays.

The Red Wings are back in action on Saturday afternoon as they visit the Dallas Stars.


Notes: Jonathan Ericsson returned to the Detroit lineup after missing time with a bone bruise.

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Much needed goal for Lidstrom! 1 - zip.

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 1/14/2010 at 7:57 PM

 

Big sigh of relief to get Nick off the schneid.

I'll be damned, Miller on the power play worked.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/14/2010 at 7:57 PM

 

Sad thing is, I don't want Lilja back. Don't show him practicing on the ice!

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 1/14/2010 at 8:03 PM

 

I do, I'd prefer Lilja to Lebda at this point.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/14/2010 at 8:06 PM

 

Ahhh, I forgot about him. That's a really tough choice, but I guess I'll do agree with you on that point! <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/smile.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.png" />

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 1/14/2010 at 8:08 PM

 

That was almost a really nice play for Pavs and Fil.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/14/2010 at 8:08 PM

 

Miller *really* working on the power play. Wow.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/14/2010 at 8:30 PM

 

Miller *really* working on the power play. Wow.


This is the Dan Cleary story, right?

Posted by catmandu on 1/14/2010 at 8:33 PM

 

Alright, I'll catch the rest on the radio, I've got a soccer game to get to.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/14/2010 at 8:38 PM

 

Carolina got a goal. Bad, bad, bad, bad, bad. But I didn't see. I just hope the Wings won't give them the chance to tie it up.

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 1/14/2010 at 9:36 PM

 

Zetterberg makes it 3-1! I feel better now.

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 1/14/2010 at 9:47 PM

 

Catching what I missed right now, glad to see the Wings held on though.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/14/2010 at 11:41 PM

 
Jimmy Howard

Jimmy Howard
Credit: Clark Rasmussen

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