Red Wings host the Hurricanes following shootout victory
Detroit; Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: The Carolina Hurricanes visit Detroit after the Red Wings knocked off Tampa Bay 5-4 in a shootout.
The Red Wings are 9-32-2 against Eastern Conference opponents. Detroit is the last-ranked team in the league averaging only 5.5 points per game. Anthony Mantha leads them with 37 total points.
The Hurricanes are 19-17-2 against conference opponents. Carolina has given up 39 power-play goals, killing 83.6% of opponent chances.
In their last meeting on Nov. 24, Carolina won 2-0.
LAST 10 GAMES: Hurricanes: 4-4-2, averaging 3.1 goals, 5.2 assists, 4.3 penalties and 9.2 penalty minutes while allowing 3.1 goals per game with a .893 save percentage.
Red Wings: 3-6-1, averaging two goals, 3.5 assists, 3.7 penalties and 8.2 penalty minutes while giving up 3.5 goals per game with a .890 save percentage.
INJURIES: Red Wings: Adam Erne: out (upper body).