By Dave Hart
Red Wings 4, Hurricanes 2 – The Red Wings increased their winning streak to five games with a victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday night.
The Hurricanes cut their deficit to 3-2 in the second period on a goals from Jordan Staal and Victor Rask.
The Red Wings responded with a goal at the 17:04 mark of the second period on a goal from Andreas Athanasiou.
Detroit, which is now 5-2 on the season, will look to continue its winning streak on Thursday night on the road against the St. Louis Blues.
Record: 5-2-0 10 pts
Tied for 2nd Place in Atlantic Division (1 pt behind Montreal Canadiens)
Tied for 2nd Place in Eastern Conference (1 pt behind Montreal Canadiens)
3 points ahead of Florida Panthers for final playoff spot
Magic # of pts to clinch a playoff berth: 150 pts
Magic # of pts to clinch a regular season Atlantic Division title: 154 pts
Magic # of pts to clinch a regular season Eastern Conference title: 154 pts
Next Game: 10/27/2016 @ St. Louis Blues 8:00 p.m. @ Scottrade Center
Stats: Goals- Thomas Vanek (4), Dylan Larkin 2 (2), Andreas Athanasiou (2). Assists- Andreas Athanasiou (1), Darren Helm (2), Henrik Zetterberg (4), Gustav Nyquist (5), Alexey Marchenko (2), Luke Glendening (4), Steve Ott (1). Goalie- Petr Mrazek W (3-2-0) 29 saves on 31 shots.