Lack leaves on stretcher; Wings win in OT again

Scary moment following the Detroit Red Wings' overtime victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Monday night, as Hurricanes goalie Eddie Lack had to be stretchered off the ice.

Andreas Athanasiou crashed into Lack as he scored in overtime on a play that left the Hurricanes goalie with a frightening injury.

Athanasiou was pushed into Lack by Victor Rask as the Red Wings' forward was breaking away to the net.

It's absolutely no secret that the Red Wings have struggled this season.

"I think our guys are playing hard and that's a credit to the character of this group", Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill said.

Athanasiou raced through the neutral zone to gather the puck along the right-side wall before cutting to the net.

"We are going to regroup", Peters said.

"The first one I knew I was going to shoot it, so I just tried to look for an open spot,"Mantha said".

In New York, Viktor Arvidsson scored early in the second period, Jusse Saros stopped 24 shots and Nashville held on to beat the hosts for its fourth straight win.

"It's our job; we gotta come in; we gotta play", Faulk responded. "I didn't know if it was me or (Rask)".

Tomas Tatar gave the Red Wings a 3-2 lead nearly ten minutes into the third.

The native of Ajax, Ontario, played in 111 career games for UMaine, accumulating 38 points (10 & 28).

"It's a great point", Peters said. Signed by Detroit as an unrestricted free agent on July 1, 2016, Street has also picked up two assists in 29 National Hockey League games between the Calgary Flames and Colorado Avalanche since making his National Hockey League debut in 2012-13.

NOTES: Skinner has 174 goals, tying former captain and current assistant Rod Brind'Amour for third on the Hurricanes' list since the club relocated from Hartford in 1997. Carolina has assigned RW Valentin Zykov, who has missed the last games with an upper-body injury, to AHL Charlotte. Well, the make-up game for Meltgate 2016 was scheduled for March 27th and now that day is upon us.

  • Julie Sanders