National Hockey League
Detroit 3, Carolina 0
When: 7:00 PM ET, Thursday, April 14, 2022
Where: PNC Arena, Raleigh, North Carolina
Referees: Peter MacDougall, Jon McIsaac
Linesmen: Matt MacPherson, Killian McNamara
Attendance: 17811

Detroit goalie Alex Nedeljkovic made 46 saves to shut out his former team as the Red Wings beat the Carolina Hurricanes 3-0 on Thursday night in Raleigh, N.C.

Moritz Seider, Adam Erne and Filip Zadina scored for the Red Wings (29-35-10, 68 points).

Goalie Antti Raanta stopped 19 shots for Carolina.

The Hurricanes (48-19-8, 104 points) were blanked for the second time in their last nine home games. Carolina is 2-2-0 in four games since clinching a playoff berth.

Nedeljkovic, a rookie standout for Carolina last season, lost in a December visit to Raleigh and then was the winning goalie against the Hurricanes in a March 1 overtime victory.

Seider, who notched his sixth goal of the season, scored on a power play with 12.1 seconds remaining in the second period. Seider's shot was set up when Dylan Larkin dropped off a pass in the circle. It marked the first goal for Seider since Feb. 12.

That came on the Red Wings' first power-play opportunity when Hurricanes defenseman Brett Pesce was called for a tripping penalty.

On an early Hurricanes' power play, Carolina failed to produce a shot on goal against a Detroit penalty-killing unit that ranks 31st in the NHL.

Erne also posted his sixth goal of the season when he scored 3:01 into the third period. Zadina's 10th goal of the season came at 13:33 of the third period.

Through two periods, the Hurricanes held a 29-14 advantage in shots on goal. In the second period, Carolina's Sebastian Aho's shot hit off the crossbar.

For the Red Wings, Thursday's contest began a stretch of six games against playoff-bound teams across a 10-day period.

This game came two nights after the Hurricanes won a road showdown against the New York Rangers in a clash between the top two teams in the Metropolitan Division. Next for Carolina is Saturday night's game at Western Conference leader Colorado.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Detroit   Carolina
Adam Erne 1 Points N/A
Adam Erne 1 Goals N/A
Tyler Bertuzzi 1 Assists N/A
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Alex Nedeljkovic 1.000 Save Percentage Antti Raanta .864
Alex Nedeljkovic 46 Saves Antti Raanta 19
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Detroit 22 3 0-1 3-3 8 25
Carolina 46 0 0-3 1-1 4 35
Upcoming Games
  • Carolina will play their next game on the road against Colorado. The Hurricanes have a W/L % of .667 after a win and .593 after a loss.
  • Detroit will play their next game on the road against NY Rangers. The Red Wings have a W/L % of .393 after a win and .391 after a loss.