Tampa Bay Times
Red Wings end Hurricanes’ winning streak in shootout
RALEIGH, N.C. — Adam Erne scored in the seventh round of the shootout as the Red Wings beat the Hurricanes 5-4 on Saturday night.
Erne also scored his team’s last goal in regulation, giving him four goals in the last six games.
“It has been going well lately,” Erne said. “I’m just trying to stick to my game. Just trying to take advantage of the opportunities that I get.”
Dylan Larkin, Anthony Mantha and Valtteri Filppula had the other goals in regulation for Detroit. Larkin also scored in the shootout. Thomas Greiss finished with 30 saves.
Martin Necas, Jordan Staal, Dougie Hamilton and Sebastian Aho scored for the Hurricanes, who had a three-game winning streak end. Petr Mrazek stopped 25 shots for the Hurricanes.
“It wasn’t a terrible game from us, but we all know that we can be better,” Necas said.
Carolina began the weekend atop the Central Division standings. It ended Saturday tied in points with the
Lightning at 58 but stayed atop the standings because it had a game in hand.
STARS 4, PANTHERS 1:
Rookie Jason Robertson scored twice for his first multigoal NHL game for host Dallas, which won for the fourth time in the last six games. Aleksander Barkov scored a power-play goal with 1.5 seconds to play in the second period for the Panthers, who lost their third straight game to match a season high. ’HAWKS 4, JACKETS 3: Alex DeBrincat had a goal and an assist, and the visiting Blackhawks rallied from an early two-goal deficit. Chicago had dropped five of its previous seven while battling Nashville and Dallas for the fourth playoff spot in the Central Division. The Blue Jackets have lost two straight and nine of 11. GAME HIGHLIGHTS: Auston Matthews scored three times to increase his NHL-leading goals total to 31, and Jack Campbell made 27 saves to set an NHL record for consecutive victories to start a season, leading the host Maple Leafs to a 6-5 win over the Senators.
With his 11th straight win, Campbell broke the mark of 10 to start a season set by Montreal’s Carey Price in 2016-17. … Sean Couturier scored near the midway point of the third period to break a tie and the host Flyers picked up a critical 3-2 victory against the Bruins. … Connor Hellebuyck made 19 saves for his second shutout of the season as the Jets beat the host Canadiens 5-0. … Ryan O’Reilly scored with two seconds left in overtime to give the host Blues a 3-2 victory over the
REGULAR SEASON EXTENDED TO MAY 16:
The NHL has extended its regular season to May 16 to allow teams in the all-Canada North Division to make up games that were postponed because of a coronavirus outbreak among the Canucks. The league has left open the possibility, however, that teams in the three other divisions that were created for this season might start their postseason competition May 11. “The NHL will continue to assess the progression of the regular season before announcing definitive dates for the start of the Stanley Cup Playoffs,” the league said in a statement. CANUCKS UPDATE: The Canucks were to reopen team facilities today and resume play Friday after a coronavirus outbreak in which 21 players and four staff members tested positive. They still had 19 players on the COVID-19 protocol list Saturday. The Canucks haven’t played since March 24.
TRADE ROUNDUP: The Avalanche landed veteran goaltender Devan Dubnyk, and the Panthers did something to compensate for Aaron Ekblad’s absence by acquiring defenseman Brandon Montour. Colorado general manager Joe Sakic added more depth in goal by sending defenseman Greg Pateryn and a fifthround draft pick to San Jose. The Panthers can’t replace Ekblad, but they took a step past his injury by sending a third-round pick to Buffalo for Montour.