Detroit sports glance: Abdelkader nets second straight game-winning goal, Red Wings defeat Carolina 4-3

By Dave Hart
LocalSportsJournal.com

Red Wings 4, Hurricanes 3 – The Red Wings three-goal third period outburst led Detroit over the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday night.

LSJ Logo incertTeemu Pulkkinen scored two goals in the third period to erase a one goal deficit and take a one goal lead.

Justin Abdelkader scored his team leading fourth goal of the season, to give the Red Wings a 4-2 lead late in the third. The goal ended up being the game-winning goal, his second of the season.

Detroit’s goaltender Petr Mrazek stopped all 44-of-47 Hurricane shots.Eye on the D

The Red Wings will head back home to take on the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday night.

Record: 2-0-0   4 pts

Tied for 1st Place in Atlantic Division

Tied for 1st Place in Eastern Conference

Magic # to clinch 25th straight playoff berth: 159 pts

Magic # to clinch Atlantic Division: 161 pts

Magic # to clinch Eastern Conference: 161 pts

Next Game: 10/13/2015 vs Tampa Bay Lightning 7:30 p.m. @ Joe Louis Arena

Stats: Goals- Teemu Pulkkinen 2 (2), Justin Abdelkader (4), Henrik Zetterberg (1) Assists- Henrik Zetterberg (4), Abdelkader (1), Dylan Larkin (2), Gustav Nyquist (1), Tomas Tatar (1), Zetterberg (4) Goaltending- Petr Mrazek W (1-0-0) 44 saves on 47 shots.

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