DETROIT (AP) _ The Detroit Red Wings made up for two bad periods with an
Henrik Zetterberg had two goals and an assist and Tomas Holmstrom also
scored twice in the Red Wings' 4-4 tie with the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday
Down 4-1 after two periods, Detroit scored three times in the third to earn
``Two bad periods, but the third was good,'' Holmstrom said. ``We started to
get the puck down low and more people going to the net.''
Radim Vrbata and Sean Hill each had a goal and an assist for Carolina, and
Pavel Brendl and Rod Brind'Amour also scored.
Holmstrom scored from the bottom of the left circle on a one-time shot off a
pass from Brendan Shanahan to tie it at 4 with 3:21 left in the third period.
Holmstrom started the comeback when he put in a rebound from the bottom of
the left circle 9:51 into the third period. Zetterberg then batted a rebound
out of the air on a power play for his second goal of the game with 5:34
``The first two periods, we didn't play good enough,'' he said. ``Third
period we played better and got some lucky bounces.''
Carolina led 3-0 after the first period on only eight shots.
Brendl opened the scoring 2:37 in when he beat Curtis Joseph with a wrist
shot from the left faceoff dot. Vrbata made it 2-0 with a power-play goal with
8:20 left in the period, putting another wrist shot past Joseph.
Brind'Amour completed the first-period scoring when he slid a backhand shot
by Joseph after a couple of moves with 3:25 left. The play began on Detroit
defenseman Jiri Fischer's turnover.
``In the first period, we went after them. We forechecked, we pinched. We
took away their time and space and had success,'' said Carolina coach Peter
Laviolette. ``Then we stopped playing. We started sitting back in the second
period and it was a matter of time until they came back.''
Joseph was pulled and Manny Legace started the second period in goal for
Detroit. Zetterberg's power-play goal got the Red Wings on the board 4:10 in,
but Hill restored the Hurricanes' three-goal lead just 24 seconds later.