RALEIGH, N.C. — Adam Erne scored in the third period and had the deciding goal in the seventh round of the shootout to give the Detroit Red Wings a 5-4 win against the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena on Saturday.
Dylan Larkin, Anthony Mantha and Valtteri Filppula scored for the Red Wings (14-23-6). Thomas Greiss made 30 saves for his fourth win this season.
Dougie Hamilton and Martin Necas each had a goal and an assist for the Hurricanes (27-9-4), who had won three in a row. Petr Mrazek made 24 saves.
The teams will complete the two-game set here Monday.
Erne gave Detroit a 4-3 lead at 13:40 of the third period when he scored on a breakaway with a backhand over the glove of Mrazek.
Nino Niederreiter had a goal overturned at 14:47 because of goaltender interference, but Sebastian Aho was able to score 1:13 later on a wrist shot from the left circle to tie it 4-4.
Necas gave Carolina a 1-0 lead at 1:38 of the first period, receiving a cross-ice backhand pass from Vincent Trocheck and scoring with a wrist shot from the left circle.
Larkin tied it 1-1 at 6:15. Mrazek stopped Filip Zadina‘s initial shot, but Larkin chipped in the rebound at the right post.
Mantha deflected Alex Biega‘s shot from the right point to make it 2-1 at 10:10.
Jordan Staal tied it 2-2 at 14:44 of the first when he slipped past his brother, Red Wings defenseman Marc Staal, to win a battle for the loose puck along the right boards before beating Greiss with a wrist shot off the left post.
Hamilton drove the net from the left circle and scored on a rush to give the Hurricanes a 3-2 lead at 9:52 of the second period.
Filppula tied it 3-3 at 16:03. Mrazek tried to clear the puck with his stick during a scramble in front of the net, but it deflected off Staal’s right skate and redirected in five-hole.