RALEIGH, North Carolina (Ticker) -- The Detroit Red Wings try
to score their first road goal in nearly three weeks Friday
night as they visit the Carolina Hurricanes in a rematch of the
2002 Stanley Cup finals.
The Red Wings have been outscored, 4-0, in their last two road
contests. They last scored away from home in a 5-1 rout of the
Washington Capitals on December 13.
Detroit is 9-3-2-1 in its last 16 games and extended its home
unbeaten streak to 10 contests with a wild 6-5 victory over
Atlanta on Wednesday.
Henrik Zetterberg scored his second goal of the night 2:24 into
overtime and has four goals since returning from a leg injury on
December 17. Pavel Datsyuk collected a pair of assists and has
12 goals and 11 assists in his last 15 contests.
Carolina, which fired coach Paul Maurice on December 15, is
4-3-0 under new coach Peter Laviolette. But the Hurricanes have
continued to struggle on offense as they have mustered just 11
goals in their last seven contest. They have not scored more
than two goals in nine straight games.
Carolina managed only 18 shots Wednesday in a 3-1 home loss to
the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim. Rod Brind'Amour scored the lone
goal while Erik Cole, who led the team with four shots, failed
to score for the 21st straight game.
The Red Wings beat the Hurricanes in five games to win the
Stanley Cup in 2002 but the teams have met just once since, a
6-4 Carolina victory here on November 29, 2002.