Larkin leads Red Wings past Hurricanes 4-2

Larkin leads Red Wings past Hurricanes 4-2

But now that the Red Wings have won five straight games entering tonight's game in St. Louis? In 37 appearances, 33 of those were games in which Howard started, he posted a record of 14-14-5 with a goals against average of 2.80 and a save percentage of.906.

"I think the goalie stole the game for us", said Nielsen, who scored the only goal in regulation for Detroit.

I mean, you have to really work to have a 39.2% even-strength CF in just one period.

That is what Mrazek found important. This will be the best penalty kill the Wings see so far this season and it'll be interesting if they're still able to get pucks to middle, as has been the strategy with Green and Vanek. Obviously missed the boys, we had a really tight, tight team here in St. Louis a year ago.

"We started moving, started making plays. That's what we need".

Andreas Athanasiou has been in and out of the Red Wings lineup this season, but his performance on Tuesday night will likely to put that trend to rest. Vladimir Tarasenko leads St. Louis with four goals, Paul Stastny has four assists and David Perron has 17 shots on goal.

Mrazek denied Jori Lehtera on a breakaway in overtime, while Dylan Larkin tested Jake Allen with a backhand.

"I think things will tighten up as we go", Peters said.

"Guys were quite aware we were in danger of gettin' blown out", Peters continued. Tomas Tatar's doorstep chance earned the Wings a 4-on3 power play with 19.3 seconds left, but the Wings couldn't generate a good scoring chance. That's solid play, and Pesce was rewarded with his first point of the season, assisting on Jordan Staal's goal that cut it to 3-1.

"They've done a good job", Wings coach Jeff Blashill said. "We had a big short-handed goal and it was big for us to get the two points". However, prior to the '97 sweep of the Flyers in four games, the last time the Winged Wheelers raised the Cup was in 1955 when they took the Canadiens in seven games, led by Howe, Ted Lindsay, defenseman Red Kelly and goaltender Terry Sawchuk. Eight teams began the season with two or more games away, and the five road games by the Anaheim Ducks deserve an asterisk - four were opponents' home-openers.

The Blues scored first at 2:31 of the second period on a goal by Shattenkirk.

Nielsen got it back for Detroit on a short-handed goal, tying the game 1-1 at 13:54.

Vanek fired a shot just inside the blue line that was blocked by a Hurricanes' defenseman, but Athanasiou swooped in and picked up the loose puck, cleverly pulled it between his legs and then slid a cross-crease pass to Helm.

The Canes were late-starters while the Detroit Red Wings had their motors revved up early at Joe Louis Arena, jumping to a 3-0 lead that had Canes goalie Cam Ward flinging his paddle in frustration. Mrazek made two standout saves in the period, thwarting the Blues, who had a 23-15 shot advantage after two periods. "Kronner has done some stuff with us as a team and he'll keep doing that", Blashill said. The Red Wings listed him as day to day.

Detroit LW Justin Abdelkader missed his second game with a lower body injury.

Last year, the New York Rangers had the highest shooting percentage in the league with an 8.95 percent during 5-on-5 play.



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