Rookie forward Elias Lindholm hopped a 6 a.m. flight out of Charlotte on Friday to join the Carolina Hurricanes in Detroit.

Lindholm made it in time for practice. The Swede, who was just recalled from the Charlotte Checkers of the AHL, soon found himself on the Canes’ top power-play unit with Eric Staal, Jeff Skinner and defensemen Justin Faulk and Andrej Sekera.

“Hopefully I can help the team in the right way,” Lindholm said.

The Canes need it, especially on the power play. It continues to be a sore spot, ineffective and hardly a threat. It was a focus of the practice at Joe Louis Arena.

Canes coach Kirk Muller looked at a different combination of players. He added a few new wrinkles.

The Hurricanes (8-10-4) had four power plays Thursday in a 4-3 loss to the Detroit Red Wings and were scoreless on all four. With the score tied 2-2 late in the second period, they had 96 seconds of a 5-on-3 advantage but couldn’t convert, getting one shot on goal from Skinner.

That’s two straight games where a two-man advantage went for naught. The Canes had a 63-second 5-on-3 Monday against the Boston Bruins at PNC Arena but also had one shot.

Adding to the Canes’ plight Thursday was that the Red Wings scored on a 5-on-3 in the third period to take the lead. It came on a fluky bounce, the puck glancing off the skate of Canes center Jordan Staal, but it counted and it stung.

“It’s a matter of gaining confidence and executing,” Eric Staal said Friday. “Clearly it’s costing us games here. A 2-2 game, you get a 5-on-3, you have to capitalize or at least get some opportunities. Make the goalie make some big saves and get some second opportunities, and we didn’t even do that.”