Sekera scores twice but 'Canes fall short against Wings
DETROIT -- Niklas Kronwall was credited with the tie-breaking goal in the third period, Gustav Nyquist had 2 goals and the Detroit Red Wings broke a seven-game game losing streak with a 4-3 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday night.
Henrik Zetterberg had two assists and Darren Helm added a goal for Detroit. Jonas Gustavsson made 24 saves.
Andrej Sekera scored twice and Brett Bellemore got his first NHL goal for Carolina. Justin Peters stopped 43 shots.
Kronwall was credited with the 5-on-3 power-play goal that broke a 2-2 tie 8:29 into the third period when Hurricanes' captain Eric Staal accidentally kicked the puck into his own net.
Nyquist, who had been called up from Grand Rapids of the AHL earlier in the day, scored on a breakaway with 4:04 left.
Sekera got his second goal with a short-handed effort in the last minute.Detroit killed off a 1:36 two-man disadvantage late in the second period and early in the third.
Sekera tied the game at 2, with 7:09 left in the middle period. He made a move past the Red Wings' Todd Bertuzzi and then beat Gustavsson with a wrist shot from the slot off the rush. It was Sekera's third goal.
Bellemore put Carolina on the board 5:49 into the middle period, making it 2-1 by completing a give-and-go with right wing Radek Dvorak by whipping a one-timer from the bottom of the right circle past Gustavsson.
Nyquist, playing in his first game of the season, scored just 17 seconds into the game by putting a loose puck from the bottom of the right circle.
Helm gave Detroit a 2-0 lead 2:37 into the second period. He beat Peters with a shot from the bottom of the right circle for his third goal.