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Hurricanes snap long skid in Detroit, edge playoff-bound Red Wings 2-1

Friday, 04.11.2014 / 10:25 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Hurricanes snap long skid in Detroit, edge playoff-bound Red Wings 2-1

DETROIT - Cam Ward had 28 saves, and the Carolina Hurricanes ended a quarter-century of regular-season futility in Detroit, beating the Red Wings 2-1 on Friday night.

The Hurricanes hadn't won a regular-season game at Detroit since Nov. 14, 1989, when they were still the Hartford Whalers. They did win Game 1 of the 2002 Stanley Cup finals at Detroit, but that was their only victory of that series.

Elias Lindholm and Jiri Tlusty scored in the first period Friday, and Carolina held on to hand the Red Wings their second regulation loss in eight games.

Riley Sheahan scored for the Red Wings in the third period.

Detroit has already clinched its 23rd straight post-season berth, and the Hurricanes are out of the running. The Red Wings outshot Carolina 29-19 but ended up with what could be a costly loss in the race for playoff seeding.

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