Detroit
Red Wings
48-21-11-2
Carolina
Hurricanes
28-34-14-6

22 SOG
30 SOG
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DET
CAR
game recap

Detroit Red Wings 4, Carolina Hurricanes 1 FINAL

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:47 AM

Associated Press

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Detroit Red Wings 4, Carolina Hurricanes 1 FINAL
Detroit Red Wings 4, Carolina Hurricanes 1

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- The NHL's highest-scoring team made sure early on it wouldn't be shut out for a third straight road game.

Pavel Datsyuk and Steve Yzerman scored 1:06 apart in the first period, and Kris Draper added a short-handed goal, giving the Detroit Red Wings a 4-1 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday night.

Draper also scored from his knees while tangled with Carolina goaltender Jamie Storr and defenseman Sean Hill with 3:10 remaining to put it away.

The Red Wings were shut out in their last two away from Joe Louis Arena, 1-0 at Nashville and 3-0 against Chicago, but posted their league-best 24th win without much of a problem against Carolina.

Detroit's lack of offensive in the previous two road games was an aberration since the Red Wings have scored 136 goals in 41 games.

"Our scoring has been a big surprise for us," Detroit coach Dave Lewis said. "Whether or not we can continue at this pace remains to be seen."

Meanwhile, the Hurricanes have scored more than two goals just once in 14 games and were 0-for-8 on the power play.

"It's frustrating for the players, it's frustrating for me and it sure is frustrating for the fans," new Carolina coach Peter Laviolette said. "I can tell you it's not from a lack of trying to get that puck across that red line."

Datsyuk and Yzerman gave the Red Wings a 2-0 lead midway through the first, and Draper added his breakaway goal to put Detroit up by three halfway through the game.

"Those two goals set them back a little bit," Lewis said.

Draper's two goals gave him a career high of 16. He had 15 two seasons ago.

Datsyuk's team-leading 21st appeared to surprise Kevin Weekes, who was pulled after the first. The Detroit center caught the Carolina goaltender leaning on a two-on-one, and Datsyuk put a shot between his legs.

Detroit's power play had been struggling the previous six games, going 1-for-23. However, it took the Red Wings 13 seconds into Glen Wesley's high-sticking penalty to make it 2-0 on a deflection by Yzerman.

"It was a special teams' night," Lewis said.

It was also Wesley's cross-ice pass at the blue line that Draper intercepted and scored past Storr.

"That was a tough goal because we're on the power play and we're hoping we could net one," Laviolette said. "Anytime a short-handed goal is scored it can sting. He made a nice read on it and the pass was a little soft."

"It's a play I would do 99 out of 100 times," added Wesley. "I didn't even look. It's kind of a set play."

Eric Staal and Sean Hill hit crossbars for Carolina before Kevyn Adams scored a short-handed goal with 50 seconds remaining in the second.

The Hurricanes fell to 4-4 under Laviolette and have scored just 12 goals in those eight games.

"We've just got to find a way to hit the bottom of the crossbar and have it go in," center Ron Francis said.

scoring summary
1st Period
09:06
DET
Pavel Datsyuk (21) ASST: Brett Hull (24), Chris Chelios (8)
1 - 0 DET
10:12
DET
PPG - Steve Yzerman (12) ASST: Nicklas Lidstrom (15), Mathieu Schneider (22)
2 - 0 DET
2nd Period
08:08
DET
SHG - Kris Draper (15) ASST: NONE
3 - 0 DET
19:10
CAR
SHG - Kevyn Adams (3) ASST: NONE
3 - 1 DET
3rd Period
16:50
DET
Kris Draper (16) ASST: Nicklas Lidstrom (16), Brendan Shanahan (16)
4 - 1 DET
penalty summary
1st Period
09:59
CAR
Glen Wesley  Hi-sticking against  Mark Mowers
15:42
CAR
Sean Hill  Interference against  Mathieu Dandenault
17:42
DET
Jiri Fischer  Hooking - Obstruction against  Kevyn Adams
2nd Period
01:11
DET
Brendan Shanahan  Holding the stick against  Jeff O'Neill
01:11
DET
Brendan Shanahan  Unsportsmanlike conduct
07:29
DET
Boyd Devereaux  Holding the stick against  Josef Vasicek
17:58
CAR
Marty Murray  Unsportsmanlike conduct against  Kirk Maltby
3rd Period
00:28
CAR
Jeff O'Neill  Hi-sticking against  Ray Whitney
10:02
DET
Mathieu Dandenault  Hooking - Obstruction against  Glen Wesley
13:11
DET
Mathieu Schneider  Interference against  Erik Cole
17:20
CAR
Robert Boughner  Slashing against  Brendan Shanahan
17:20
CAR
Robert Boughner  Attempt to injure against  Brendan Shanahan
17:20
DET
Brendan Shanahan  Slashing against  Robert Boughner
17:20
DET
Brendan Shanahan  Attempt to injure against  Robert Boughner
18:06
DET
Niklas Kronwall  Tripping against  Sean Hill
18:27
DET
Ray Whitney  Hooking against  Sean Hill
goalie stats
Curtis Joseph
Curtis Joseph
SA: 30TOI: 60:00
Saves: 29EV: 14 - 14
PIM: 0PP: 13 - 13
SV%: .967SH: 2 - 3
Jamie Storr
SA: 15TOI: 38:20
Saves: 13EV: 8 - 9
PIM: 0PP: 4 - 4
SV%: .867SH: 1 - 2
Kevin Weekes
SA: 7TOI: 20:00
Saves: 5EV: 4 - 5
PIM: 0PP: 0 - 1
SV%: .714SH: 1 - 1