National Hockey League
Detroit 3, Carolina 1
When: 7:00 PM ET, Monday, April 12, 2021
Where: PNC Arena, Raleigh, North Carolina
Referees: Tom Chmielewski, Kyle Rehman
Linesmen: Beau Halkidis, Kory Nagy
Attendance: 4987

Adam Erne and Filip Zadina scored goals early in the third period and the Detroit Red Wings held on to defeat the Carolina Hurricanes 3-1 on Monday night in Raleigh, N.C.

Red Wings goalie Jonathan Bernier, who made 37 saves, was nearly six minutes away from his first shutout of the season before the Hurricanes scored.

Erne, who produced a key goal late in the third period two nights earlier at Carolina and then scored the decisive shootout tally later in that game, posted his 11th goal of the season 24 seconds into the third period Monday. Erne has five goals in the past seven games.

Just 2:10 later, Zadina converted on a power play.

The Hurricanes made it interesting thanks to Nino Niederreiter's goal with 6:06 remaining.

Sam Gagner's empty-net goal with 55 seconds left sealed the outcome.

Goalie James Reimer saw his first game action in more than a week for Carolina, which is trying to keep three goalies sharp. He made 27 saves.

The Hurricanes had the best record in the NHL entering play Friday. Then they dropped their Saturday night game to the Red Wings in a shootout before the latest setback.

Carolina is 3-2-1 on a eight-game homestand that wraps up later with games against the Nashville Predators on Thursday and Saturday.

There was no scoring through two periods, with the Hurricanes putting 24 shots on net and the Red Wings delivering 20 shots. Each club was 0-for-2 on power plays through those first 40 minutes.

Carolina captain Jordan Staal appeared in his 1,000th NHL game. He was the first player to be in game No. 1,000 while playing for the franchise since Ray Whitney reached that milestone in October 2009. Staal assisted on the team's lone goal.

Both teams had some roster adjustments. The Red Wings were without right winger Anthony Mantha, who was traded to the Washington Capitals on Monday. A day earlier, Detroit dealt defenseman Jon Merrill to the Montreal Canadiens.

On Monday, the Hurricanes sent defenseman Haydn Fleury to the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for defenseman Jani Hakanpaa.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Detroit   Carolina
Valtteri Filppula 2 Points Nino Niederreiter 1
Adam Erne 1 Goals Nino Niederreiter 1
Valtteri Filppula 2 Assists Warren Foegele 1
Filip Zadina 1 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Jonathan Bernier .974 Save Percentage James Reimer .931
Jonathan Bernier 37 Saves James Reimer 27
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Detroit 30 3 1-5 4-4 8 26
Carolina 38 1 0-4 4-5 10 36
Upcoming Games
  • Carolina will play their next game at home against Nashville. The Hurricanes have a W/L % of .667 after a win and .615 after a loss.
  • Detroit will play their next game at home against Chicago. The Red Wings have a W/L % of .286 after a win and .379 after a loss.