Bernier makes 37 saves to help Red Wings sweep Hurricanes


RALEIGH, N.C.Adam Erne, Filip Zadina and Sam Gagner scored in the third period when the Detroit Red Wings defeated the Carolina Hurricanes 3-1 at PNC Arena on Monday.

Jonathan Bernier made 37 saves and Michael Rasmussen had two assists for the Red Wings (15-23-6), who swept the two-game set after a 5-4 shootout win on Saturday. 

Jordan Staal had an assist in his 1,000th NHL game, and Nino Niederreiter scored for the Hurricanes (27-10-4). James Reimer made 27 saves.

The Red Wings took a 1-0 lead at 24 seconds of the third period. Rasmussen drove the right wing and circled the net before making a backhand feed across the crease to Erne for a tap-in at the right post.

The goal was upheld on review after Detroit challenged for offside and then was assessed a delay of game penalty.

The Red Wings made it 2-0 with a power-play goal at 2:34. Zadina finished a quick sequence of passes from Dylan Larkin and Rasmussen from the right face-off circle.

Niederreiter followed his own centering pass and scored from low in the right to cut Detroit’s lead to 2-1 at 13:54.

Sam Gagner scored an empty-net goal with 55 seconds remaining for the 3-1 final.

Detroit played without forward Anthony Mantha, who was traded to the Washington Capitals for forwards Jakub Vrana and Richard Panik and two draft picks on Monday.

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