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Detroit 4, Carolina 1
When: 7:00 PM ET, Friday, February 2, 2018
Where: PNC Arena, Raleigh, North Carolina
Referees: Tom Kowal, Evgeny Romasko
Linesmen: Shandor Alphonso, Brian Murphy
Attendance: 18126
Darren Helm had a goal and two assists, Petr Mrazek made 36 saves, and the Detroit Red Wings topped the Carolina Hurricanes 4-1 on Friday at PNC Arena in Raleigh, N.C.

Helm was playing in just his second game since missing six straight with a lower body injury. The Red Wings won their second straight after dropping six of eight and also collected their third consecutive road victory.

Mrazek has been in goal during all of those victories and is 4-0-1 in his last five starts.

Danny DeKeyser, Trevor Daley and Gustav Nyquist also scored for Detroit while Tomas Tatar, Henrik Zetterberg and Luke Glendening each added an assist. The Wings had a 38-37 edge in shots on goal and blocked 18 shots, compared to 12 by the Hurricanes.

Sebastian Aho scored the lone Carolina goal. Scott Darling made 34 saves.

Aho scored a power-play goal 8:16 into the game. He snuck in behind Mrazek and tipped in Justin Faulk's shot from near the blue line.

DeKeyser's second goal of the season tied it at the 16:21 mark of the period. Helm passed the puck from behind the Carolina goal to DeKeyser, whose slapshot from the left point zipped past Darling.

Daley scored his second goal in as many games at 5:06 of the second period to give the Red Wings a 2-1 lead. Helm dropped off a pass to Daley, who whistled a shot from the slot beyond Darling's grasp.

Nyquist provided some insurance at 7:45 of the third. Zetterberg made a steal in his own zone and fed the puck to Nyquist, who skated in on the right side. Nyquist then lifted a shot over Darling's shoulder.

Helm notched his three-point night when he came out of the penalty box and scored on a breakaway at 13:48.

The Hurricanes defeated the Red Wings 3-1 on Jan. 20. They square off once more on Feb. 24 in Detroit.

Carolina continues its eight-game homestand against San Jose on Sunday afternoon, while Detroit plays at Florida on Saturday

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
 
Detroit   Carolina
Darren Helm 3 Points Sebastian Aho 1
Darren Helm 1 Goals Sebastian Aho 1
Darren Helm 2 Assists Justin Faulk 1
N/A Power Play Goals Sebastian Aho 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Petr Mrazek .973 Save Percentage Scott Darling .895
Petr Mrazek 36 Saves Scott Darling 34
Team Stats Summary
 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Detroit 38 4 0-3 1-2 4 20
Carolina 37 1 1-2 3-3 6 31
Upcoming Games
  • Carolina will play their next game at home against San Jose. The Hurricanes have a W/L % of .440 after a win and .481 after a loss.
  • Detroit will play their next game on the road against Florida. The Red Wings have a W/L % of .524 after a win and .345 after a loss.