RALEIGH, N.C. -- Landon Ferraro scored his first NHL goal and Petr Mrazek made 35 saves for his fifth NHL shutout to give the Red Wings a 2-0 win against the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena on Saturday.
With the win, Detroit (42-25-14) clinched third place in the Atlantic Division. The Hurricanes (30-41-11) finish the season with their fewest wins since 2003-04, when they were 28-34-14-6.
The Red Wings scored on the first shift of the game. After Detroit center Luke Glendening won a faceoff in the offensive zone, Ferraro gathered the puck along the boards, circled the net and stuffed the puck past Hurricanes goaltender Cam Ward on his backhand for his first NHL goal 48 seconds into the game.
Ferraro, selected in the second round of the 2009 NHL draft, was playing in his seventh NHL game.
Mrazek was sharp in the second period. He came out to meet Hurricanes forward Nathan Gerbe on a breakaway before poking the puck away. Midway through the period, Mrazek fended off close-in bids by John-Michael Liles and Elias Lindholm on the same shift.
The Hurricanes got the first power-play opportunity of the game when Red Wings forward Tomas Tatar hooked Justin Faulk in the neutral zone with 59 second remaining in the second, but Carolina could not capitalize.
The Hurricanes held a 25-21 advantage in shots after 40 minutes.
The Red Wings had their only power-play chance at 6:48 of the third period when Faulk slashed Kyle Quincey, but Carolina's fourth-ranked penalty kill held Detroit to one shot.
The Hurricanes made one last push late in the third with Jakub Kindl in the box for hooking, but Mrazek stopped four Carolina shots.
Tatar set up Joakim Andersson for an empty-net goal with 2:20 left in regulation.