DETROIT (Ticker) -- The Detroit Red Wings try to post
consecutive victories for the first time in more than three
weeks when they host the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday at Joe
The Red Wings have not won back-to-back contests since a
three-game winning streak from January 2-5.
On Thursday, Detroit beat New Jersey here, 5-2, as captain Steve
Yzerman picked up an assist on a power-play goal by Tomas
Holmstrom to move past Mario Lemieux into sixth place on the
NHL's all-time scoring list with 1,702 points. Yzerman holds
the NHL record for points by a player who has spent his whole
career with one team.
Defenseman Mathieu Schneider scored a power-play goal and also
assisted Holmstrom's for the Red Wings, who scored on three of
their first six shots.
The Hurricanes, who are opening a three-game road trip, lost to
Washington on Thursday, 5-3.
Justin Williams scored twice and defenseman Bret Hedican had the
other goal for Carolina, which has lost three of its last four
games. Williams, who had not produced a two-goal game since
October 1, 2001, has four points in six games since he was
acquired from Philadelphia.
Carolina beat Detroit at home in the teams' one meeting last