DETROIT (AP) — Dougie Hamilton and Nino Niederreiter scored, Alex Nedeljkovic made 25 saves and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Detroit Red Wings 2-1 on Sunday night for their eighth consecutive victory.
Carolina moved into the Central Division lead at 20-6-1, a degree sooner than idle Tampa Bay and Florida.
“We’re worthwhile in assorted ideas and all and sundry’s chipping in,” Niederreiter said. “That’s the foremost to our success. We desired to play smartly tonight in opposition to a correct team and it was once a exhausting-fought fight.”
Anthony Mantha scored his eighth goal of the season for Detroit with correct 9.4 seconds left in regulations, spoiling Nedeljkovic’s expose for his 2nd profession shutout.
“I mediate he’s feeling correct about his game and when Anthony feels correct about his game, correct things occur,” Detroit coach Jeff Blashill said. “He’s a guy who’s technique better when he’s in that assured form of groove and he appears to be to be in that correct now.”
Although he did no longer accept the shutout, Nedeljkovic got his fourth utilize in his final four starts, two of them in opposition to Detroit.
“I mediate a form of it is far the guys are going a correct job in entrance of me,” Nedeljkovic said. “They are giving me correct lanes and letting me stare the puck. When I breeze away rebounds, they support me out.”
Niederreiter gave the Hurricanes a 2-0 lead early within the third length, scoring off a cross from Sebastian Aho.
“We had a identical play within the 2nd length the effect he (Aho) dropped it to me and I handed it support to him,” Niederreiter said. “This time I form of waited and when the D’s didn’t practically about me I had a lot of time to engage a corner.”
Hamilton opened the scoring with 4: 47 left within the 2nd length. As a change of passing to Hurricanes scoring leader Aho on a 2 on 1, Hamilton kept the puck and beat goalie Jonathan Bernier from the accurate circle. He has scored in consecutive games and has an eight-game components lunge.
“I’m a defenseman, so while I’m repeatedly attempting to accept into predicament to ranking a goal, you would possibly well most certainly’t repeatedly accept that,” Hamilton said. “I’ve had a couple posts and crossbars, however now a couple enjoy long previous in. I mediate the necessary thing is to engage growing opportunities, whether they breeze in or no longer.”
Hamilton’s coach was once very a lot surprised to be taught that it was once the defenseman’s first profession quick-handed goal.
“I wouldn’t enjoy guessed that, because he’s repeatedly within the play whether it is far 5-on-5, energy-play or quick-handed,” Carolina coach Rod Brind’Amour said. “His instincts are what impact him particular and then he’s got that gargantuan shot. That was once clearly a large, mountainous play within the game.”
The groups will meet again Tuesday night at Runt Caesars Area. The Hurricanes lead the season series 3-1.
“The extra I own we kept the puck and managed it within the accurate technique, we got into the zone, we got blueprint up, they’re a man-on-man team and we caused some havoc in there,” Red Wings captain Dylan Larkin said. “I mediate puck management is going to be necessary Tuesday night.”
ON THE MOVE
The Red Wings recalled forward Mathias Brome from the taxi squad. Hurricanes defenseman Jake Gardiner cleared waivers and was once assigned to the taxi squad.
Detroit forward Darren Helm played his 717th game, passing Brendan Shanahan for 18th in franchise historical previous.
With his support on Niederreiter’s goal, Aho took over sole possession of the team lead in components with 25 (10-15-25), transferring sooner than Vincent Trocheck (13-11-24), who uncared for his 2nd straight game with an better-physique injure. Aho has repeatedly scored smartly in opposition to Detroit, with 15 components (6-9-15) in 15 profession games.