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Red Wings wrap up regular season in Carolina

by Staff Writer / Detroit Red Wings

(Photo by Dave Reginek/Detroit Red Wings)

The Detroit Red Wings are going for a season sweep of the three-game series against the Carolina Hurricanes before heading into yet another postseason appearance. Detroit is in the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the 24th consecutive season, but the Red Wings need one point to assure themselves of third place in the Atlantic Division.

A victory would give them 100 points for the 17th time in the past 20 full seasons. Detroit is 3-4-3 in its past 10 games, including a 4-3 overtime loss at the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday that clinched a playoff berth, and is 11-13-5 since Feb. 7, when the Red Wings completed a stretch of nine wins in 10 games.

The Red Wings didn't practice Friday, but did recall defenseman Alexey Marchenko from Grand Rapids of the American Hockey League. Coach Mike Babcock may opt to rest some of his regulars, meaning that defenseman Jakub Kindl and forwards Tomas Jurco and Daniel Cleary could dress.

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