FROM STAFF REPORTS
Traverse City Record-Eagle
---- — TRAVERSE CITY — The Detroit Red Wings are off to a 2-0 start in the NHL Prospects Tournament at Centre ICE after beating Dallas 4-2 Friday night.
Detroit and Buffalo are the only two unbeatens left in the eight-team field.
Martin Frk put the Wings up 1-0 in the first off Anthony Mantha and Ryan Sproul assists. Riley Sheahan’s power-play goal, set up by Teemu Pulkkinen, made it 2-0 at the 11:39 mark of the second period.
About four minutes later, Dallas cut the gap to 2-1 on a Matej Paulovic tally.
Early in the third period, Pulkkinen restored the two-goal advantage for Detroit, scoring off an assist from Ryan Sproul.
The Stars’ Jamie Olesiak responded with a goal to make it 3-2.
It stayed that way until Andreas Athanasious scored an empty-netter with under 30 seconds to play.
Jared Coreau was in goal for Detroit.
In other games, the Buffalo Sabres beat the New York Rangers 6-5 in overtime, despite a hat trick by New York’s Oscar Lindberg. Nicholas Baptiste had two goals and three points for the Sabres, and Danny Kristo also had three points.
Columbus topped Carolina 7-5 in a high-scoring affair. Ryan Murray, Nick Moutrey and Jeremy Langlois each had a goal and two points for the Blue Jackets.
St. Louis edged Minnesota 3-2 in overtime on a William Carrier goal. The Wild scored two power play goals in the third period to send that game to overtime.
Teams will be off today with games resuming Sunday.
On Sunday, Minnesota plays Dallas at 3, Carolina faces Buffalo at 3:30, Columbus takes on the New York Rangers at 6:30 and Detroit battles St. Louis at 7.
The tournament concludes Sunday.