Ferland, Martinook, Faulk send Hurricanes past Red Wings 3-1

Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Jaccob Slavin (74) checks Detroit Red Wings left wing Tyler Bertuzzi (59) in the second period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Detroit Red Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard stops a Carolina Hurricanes shot in the third period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Carolina Hurricanes left wing Jordan Martinook celebrates his empty-net goal against the Detroit Red Wings in the third period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

DETROIT — Michael Ferland scored in his fourth straight game and Sebastian Aho had an assist and set a franchise record for points in consecutive games to start a season as the Carolina Hurricanes defeated the Detroit Red Wings 3-1 Monday night.

Defenseman Justin Faulk also scored for the Hurricanes, who snapped a three-game losing streak.

Faulk also made a crucial block on a shot with less than five minutes left. Jordan Martinook added an empty-net goal. Petr Mrazek, who was drafted by Detroit in 2010 and played a number of seasons with the Red wings, made 20 saves.

Sebastian assisted on Ferland's second-period goal. The assist stretched his season-opening points streak to nine games (four goals and 10 assists), surpassing the franchise record of eight by Victor Rask (2016-17).

Andreas Athanasiou scored for Detroit and was robbed of a potential tying goal by Faulk with Mrazek down and out of the play. Jimmy Howard stopped 36 shots in the loss.

Athanasiou made it 2-1 with 7:58 left when he tapped in a pass from Thomas Vanek. It was Athanasious's third goal.

But Martinook scored his third goal of the season into the empty net in the final minute.

Faulk's power-play goal gave Carolina a 1-0 lead with 1:35 left in the first period. He got his first goal of the season on a slap shot from the high slot area, about 15 feet inside the blue line.

Ferland made it 2-0 at 8:05 into the second period with a power-play goal. He beat Howard from the inside edge of the left circle. It was Ferland's sixth goal.

The Hurricanes outshot the Red Wings 21-6 in the first period.

NOTE: Carolina wore their third jerseys, which are black with red numbers and letters with white trim and the team's logo in red, white and black. . Detroit did not get its first shot until 13:30 into the game, when rookie defensemen Dennis Cholowski managed a shot from the high slot. The Hurricanes had 14 shots by then.


Carolina: Hosts San Jose on Friday.

Detroit: Hosts Winnipeg on Friday.


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