Raleigh, NC (SportsNetwork.com) - Stephen Weiss scored his first goal as a member of the Red Wings late in overtime to lead Detroit to a 3-2 comeback victory over the Carolina Hurricanes.
Weiss, who signed with Detroit this offseason after 10 years with the Florida Panthers, skated in uncontested and tapped a rebound past Cam Ward at the 3:13 mark of the extra session to lift the Wings to their second win in as many games to begin the season.
Ward was terrific for most of the contest, keeping Detroit off the scoreboard through the first two periods. The net-minder turned away 35 of 38 shots, but Carolina surrendered a 2-1 lead in the final moments of the third period when Henrik Zetterberg beat Ward to knot the score and force overtime.
Justin Abdelkader also scored for Detroit behind Jimmy Howard, who had 23 saves in the win.
Radek Dvorak and Nathan Gerbe notched goals for the Hurricanes while Justin Faulk registered a pair of assists.