Final

Series (Game 1 of 2)

Detroit leads 1-0

Game 1: Friday, January 2nd
Red Wings4Final
Hurricanes1
Game 2: Saturday, January 31st
Hurricanes4Final
OT
Red Wings4

Red Wings 4

(24-12-1, 53 pts)

Hurricanes 1

(12-16-2, 34 pts)

7:00 PM ET, January 2, 2004

PNC Arena, Raleigh, North Carolina

1 2 3 T
DET 2 1 14
CAR 0 1 01

P. Datsyuk (Red Wings - C): Goals: 1, Assists: 0

S. Yzerman (Red Wings - C): Goals: 1, Assists: 0

N. Lidstrom (Red Wings - D): Goals: 0, Assists: 2

Detroit (23-12-4-1) at Carolina (12-15-8-2) 7:00 pm EST

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.

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