Detroit Red Wings blanked 2-0 by Carolina Hurricanes for 6th straight setback
DETROIT (AP) — James Reimer made 19 saves to earn his 22nd career shutout as Carolina beat the Detroit Red Wings 2-0 on Sunday night.
Reimer had to make 11 saves in the first period, making a point-blank stop on Valtteri Filppula a little under five minutes in, denying Tyler Bertuzzi — who skated in from the bottom of the right circle — at 6:22, and thwarting Darren Helm’s short-handed breakaway attempt with a little more than four minutes left in the opening period.
After that he faced only eight more shots — five in the second and three in the third.
Both teams played Saturday night. The Hurricanes defeated the Florida Panthers 4-2 and the Red Wings lost 5-1 to the New Jersey Devils.
Jimmy Howard stopped 34 shots for Detroit, which has lost six straight (0-4-2).