Red Wings Tie Cup Finals

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2002 Playoffs

Nicklas Lidstrom scored a power-play goal with 5:08 remaining and assisted on Kris Draper's goal 13 seconds later as the Detroit Red Wings evened the Stanley Cup Finals at one win apiece with a 3-1 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes.

"We told ourselves we had to come out and play a solid third period, keep throwing the puck at the net and hope it goes in on the power play," Kirk Maltby said. "I like the way we persevered through first couple of periods and didn't get frustrated."

The Red Wings had drawn blanks on six previous power-plays and another overtime loomed before Lidstrom's goal. Carolina won the first game in OT and have a 7-1 record in postseason overtimes.

"There were a lot of power plays and penalty kills, and I felt energized," said Lidstrom. "I tried to get the shot up high and it went in."

The Red Wings dominated the game outshooting the Hurricanes 30-17 including 13-6 in the third period, where Carolina goalie Arturs Irbe made spectacular saves keeping the score tied.

The Red Wings still need a win at the Raleigh Entertainment and Sports Arena, where the Hurricanes are 6-3 in the playoffs, if they are to capture a third Stanley Cup in six years.

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