Staal, Niederreiter lift Hurricanes past Predators 5-2
Jordan Staal scored twice and Nino Niederreiter beat Juuse Saros for the go-ahead goal early in the third period, helping the Carolina Hurricanes to a 5-2 win over the Nashville Predators in the first game of the teams' first-round playoff series.
Red Wings beat Hurricanes 4-2, ending their 8-game streak
Detroit Red Wings left wing Adam Erne (73) celebrates his goal against the Carolina Hurricanes in the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, March 16, 2021, in Detroit. Carolina lost for the first time this month when Adam Erne scored twice to lead the Detroit Red Wings to a 4-2 victory on Tuesday night, snapping the Hurricanes' eight-game win streak. “The more you win, the more teams want to beat us.”Erne’s two goals in the first period lifted the Red Wings to a 2-1 lead. The Red Wings outshot the Hurricanes 15-7 in the first period and scored on two of three power plays. Red Wings: Host Dallas on Thursday night.
Hurricanes take over in 3rd period, beat Red Wings 5-2
(AP Photo/Chris Seward)RALEIGH, N.C. – Jordan Staal and Jesper Fast scored a pair of goals early in the third period to help the Carolina Hurricanes take over and beat the Detroit Red Wings 5-2 on Thursday night. Filip Zadina scored twice for the Red Wings, first for a 1-0 lead in the first period and then a 2-1 lead midway through the second. Jonathan Bernier finished with 27 saves in the Red Wings’ third straight loss. Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill said he hopes Larkin is ready to return next week. UP NEXTDetroit: The Red Wings return home Tuesday to start a two-game set with reigning Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay.
Necas lifts returning Hurricanes past Lightning 1-0 in OT
Carolina Hurricanes' Martin Necas (88) shoots the puck past Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) for an overtime goal in an NHL hockey game in Raleigh, N.C., Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)RALEIGH, N.C. – Rod Brind’Amour got the tough and determined performance he wanted from his Carolina Hurricanes as they returned from a pause due to COVID-19 concerns. Martin Necas beat Andrei Vasilevskiy at 1:12 of overtime and Petr Mrazek had 32 saves to help the Hurricanes beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 1-0 on Thursday night after having four straight games postponed. “That was a goaltending duel tonight,” Tampa Bay forward Brayden Point said. Tampa Bay goaltender Curtis McElhinney remained the only Lightning player on Thursday's list.