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Detroit Red Wings beat Carolina Hurricanes for third straight comeback victory

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Raleigh, N.C. — The Red Wings had the Carolina Hurricanes right where they wanted them after two periods Saturday, trailing by two goals.

And, again, the situation worked out successfully.

Frans Nielsen scored the lone goal in the shootout to give the Wings a 4-3 victory, the third consecutive come-from-behind victory for the Wings (7-8-2) and sixth win in the last seven games.

Carolina outshot the Red Wings 52-32, making for a busy but successful evening for Wings goaltender Jonathan Bernier, who was perfect in the shootout stopping all three shooters for the Hurricanes (7-7-3).

BOX SCORE: Red Wings 4, Hurricanes 3, shootout

Anthony Mantha scored two third-period goals, the tying goal following his own rebound at 10:17, giving him five goals for the season.

In overtime, Carolina goalie Scott Darling made incredible saves on Dylan Larkin and Anthony Mantha on consecutive shots to keep the score tied.

Andreas Athanasiou opened the scoring with his sixth goal, his second in two nights, but Carolina answered with the next three goals.

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The Hurricanes dominated the second period, outshooting the Wings 19-7 and breaking  a 1-1 tie.

Michael Ferland scored his eighth goal, on the power play, redirecting a pass from Sebastian Aho past goaltender Jonathan Bernier at 8:35.

The Hurricanes extended the lead to 3-1 toward the end of the period, Carolina’s Dougie Hamilton sweeping a backhander over a pair of Wings bodies in front during a scramble for his third goal at 17:01.

Athanasiou opened the scoring with a blistering one-timer from the dot, teed up by Nick Jensen, that got through goaltender Scott Darling at 8:04 of the first period, Athanasiou’s sixth goal.

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