Erne gets shootout winner, Red Wings beat Hurricanes 5-4

Detroit Red Wings' Adam Erne (73) lifts the puck over the stick of Carolina Hurricanes' Jake Bean (24) to score a goal during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Raleigh, N.C., Saturday, April 10, 2021. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)
Detroit Red Wings' Adam Erne (73) lifts the puck over the stick of Carolina Hurricanes' Jake Bean (24) to score a goal during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Raleigh, N.C., Saturday, April 10, 2021. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker) (Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

RALEIGH, N.C. – Adam Erne scored in the seventh round of the shootout as the Detroit Red Wings beat the Carolina Hurricanes 5-4 on Saturday night.

Erne also scored his team’s last goal in regulation, giving him four goals in the last six games.

“It has been going well lately,” Erne said. “I’m just trying to stick to my game. Just trying to take advantage of the opportunities that I get.”

Dylan Larkin, Anthony Mantha and Valtteri Filppula had the other goals in regulation for Detroit. Larkin also scored in the shootout. Thomas Greiss finished with 30 saves.

Martin Necas, Jordan Staal, Dougie Hamilton and Sebastian Aho scored for the Hurricanes. Andrei Svechnikov extended the shootout in the third round for Carolina.

Petr Mrazek stopped 25 shots for the Hurricanes, who had a three-game winning streak end.

“I thought it was a really gritty effort,” Detroit coach Jeff Blashill said. “They came out and gave it to us early. As the game went on, I thought our compete level was excellent.”

Even with the result, the Hurricanes hold a franchise record for points through 40 games with a 27-9-4 record.