Red Wings Fall to Hurricanes in Matthew Wuest Memorial Cup Final
TRAVERSE CITY – The Detroit Red Wings concluded the 2016 NHL Prospects Tournament with a 6-4 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes in the Matthew Wuest Memorial Cup final at Centre Ice Arena on Tuesday.
Detroit spotted Carolina a two-goal lead in the opening five minutes of the first period before Zach Nastasiuk put the Red Wings in the scoring column on a power play goal in the final minute of the first. Mike Borkowski and Filip Hronek were credited with an assist.
The Hurricanes then blew the game open in the second, tallying three goals on eight shots to take a 5-1 lead after two.
Tyler Bertuzzi led Detroit in scoring with two goals, while Nastasiuk and Dominic Turgeon tallied a goal apiece.
Jake Paterson took the loss in net, registering 17 saves.
In the night’s third-place contest, the Columbus Blue Jackets recorded a 6-4 win over the New York Rangers.
Earlier in the day, the Minnesota Wild posted their first win of the tournament in a 3-1 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks in the seventh-place game, while the Dallas Stars topped the St. Louis Blues 5-3 in the fifth-place game.