Aho, Teravainen help Hurricanes handle Wings

Sebastian Aho scored midway through the second period, and Teuvo Teravainen added an empty-net goal to give the visiting Carolina Hurricanes a 2-0 win over the Detroit Red Wings.Both players assisted on the others’ goal, and James Reimer had 19 shots for the shutout. It was Carolina’s sixth win its last seven games, as the Hurricanes continued their ascent up the Metropolitan Division standings on Sunday.On the opposite end of the spectrum, Detroit has lost six games in a row and firmly sits in last place in the Atlantic. Detroit also has the fewest points (17) in the entire NHL.The Hurricanes took a 1-0 lead with 9:23 left in the second period on a goal by Aho, who pounced on a loose puck in front of the Red Wings’ goal and tapped it past Detroit goalie Jimmy Howard. The puck came out in front of Howard after an Aho shot bounced off of the boards behind the Red Wings’ net.From there, the Hurricanes stymied the Red Wings with blanket defense that limited Detroit from gaining any significant scoring opportunities.The Red Wings did get a good chance to tie when they were given their only power play of the game with 2:27 remaining, but Carolina held firm. The Hurricanes then made it 2-0 with 1:13 left on a short-handed, empty-net goal by Teravainen.

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