Svechnikov scores two points for Hurricanes, defeats brother, Red Wings


RALEIGH, N.C.Jordan Staal scored three points, and the Carolina Hurricanes extended their winning streak to four games with a 5-2 win against the Detroit Red Wings at PNC Arena on Thursday.

Andrei Svechnikov, Jesper Fast, Nino Niederreiter and Martin Necas each had a goal and an assist for the Hurricanes (16-6-1). Alex Nedeljkovic made 32 saves, and Dougie Hamilton had two assists.

Filip Zadina scored both goals for the Red Wings (7-16-3), who have lost three in a row. Jonathan Bernier made 27 saves.

Svechnikov played against his older brother, Evgeny Svechnikov, for the first time in their NHL careers. Evgeny had an assist on Zadina’s second goal.

Hurricanes coach Rod Brind’Amour earned his 100th NHL win in his third season with Carolina.

The Hurricanes broke a tie with three goals in the third period.

Staal gave Carolina a 3-2 lead 45 seconds into the period on a long rebound in the slot. Svechnikov slipped a pass across the slot to Fast for a backdoor tap-in to make it 4-2 at 2:50. Niederreiter scored an empty-net goal at 14:55 for the 5-2 final.

Zadina put the Red Wings up 1-0 when he took a pass from Vladislav Namestnikov and scored with a wrist shot at 10:54.

The Hurricanes scored 21 seconds later on a power play. After Staal won the face-off, Hamilton set up Svechnikov at the top of the left circle to tie it 1-1.

Zadina scored his second on the power play. He took a pass from Adam Erne and went to one knee to score short-side over Nedeljkovic’s glove for a 2-1 lead at 7:35 of the second period.

Vincent Trocheck fed Necas for a long wrist shot that knuckled under the crossbar to tie it 2-2 with 1:15 left in the period.

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