Red Wings end winless streak

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The Detroit Red Wings ended a three-game winless streak and headed to the All-Star break on a winning note after a 4-1 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes.

Detroit captain Steve Yzerman was hit in the face by a puck in the second period. He had to leave the game with a cut above his right eye and a broken nose. X-rays on Yzerman's head were negative, but he reportedly will not make the trip to Tampa, Fla, for this weekend's All-Star activities.

Nicklas Lidstrom had a goal and an assist for the Red Wings, who won for just the seventh time in their last 21 games. Sergei Fedorov, Doug Brown and Igor Larionov also scored for Detroit.

"(Larry) Murphy threw the puck from behind and I one-timed it," Lidstrom said. "One of the guys came at me and I had to miss him and I think I hit their defense and it went in."

Chris Osgood in Detroit's game played a strong game making 25 saves, many on point-blank scoring chances.

"Ozzie was magnificent; he made so many good saves," Brown said. "A couple point-blank, a couple breakways, a couple one-timers and a couple of wraparounds."

Carolina's only goal came on a breakaway by Keith Primeau just 42 seconds into the game.

"It was special teams and goaltending," Carolina coach Paul Maurice said. "Our goaltender was fine, don't get me wrong, but Osgood made some great saves. They got a power-play goal and we didn't, and they scored that shorthanded one, too."

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