Hurricanes to work on goal-scoring touch vs. Red Wings

The Carolina Hurricanes will try to pick up the pace offensively in order to meet the high standard they set for themselves throughout most of the past month.The next test will come Thursday at home when they face the Detroit Red Wings at Raleigh, N.C.The Hurricanes lost 4-1 in Pittsburgh on Tuesday, making it three of their past four games when they failed to score more than two goals in regulation.”We couldn’t score. We didn’t get to the net,” Carolina coach Rod Brind’Amour said. “We didn’t really get enough at the net. We were a little light around that area. We put up some good shots, but not enough traffic and we made it an easy night for them.”The outcome marked ended a seven-game points streak for Carolina (45-21-7, 97 points), which is in position to have home-ice advantage in a first-round Eastern Conference playoff series. But there’s more work to be done.