Hurricanes down Wings, maintain division edge

Jesperi Kotkaniemi had a goal and an assist as the Carolina Hurricanes moved closer to a Metropolitan Division championship by defeating the visiting Detroit Red Wings 4-1 on Tuesday night.Carolina (52-21-9, 111 points) maintained a one-point lead over New Jersey (51-22-8, 110 points) for the top spot. The Devils defeated the Buffalo Sabres 6-2 on Tuesday.The Hurricanes finish up the regular season with a road game against Florida Panthers on Thursday, while the Devils visit Washington Capitals on the same night.Stefan Noesen, Jordan Martinook and Brent Burns had the other goals for Carolina, which snapped a three-game losing streak. Antti Raanta made 20 saves for the win.The Red Wings (35-36-10, 80 points) have lost four straight (0-3-1), and they scored just one goal for the third consecutive game. Robert Hagg had the lone tally on Tuesday, while Alex Nedeljkovic was credited with 24 saves.The game was relatively clean in terms of penalties. The Red Wings came up empty on two power plays, while Carolina had just one (unsuccessful) man advantage.Red Wings captain and first-line center Dylan Larkin missed the game due to a lower-body injury.The Hurricanes scored twice in the first eight minutes.