NHL Game Summary - Minnesota at Detroit|
(Tuesday, November 1st)
Final Score: Minnesota 2, Detroit 1 (OT)
Detroit, MI (Sports Network) - Devin Setoguchi scored the game-winner on a
power play 1:33 into overtime to give the Minnesota Wild a 2-1 win over the
Detroit Red Wings, who dropped their fifth straight game.
Mikko Koivu tallied with just one minute remaining in regulation for the Wild,
sending the game into overtime.
Josh Harding let in a first-period goal, but kept Minnesota in the game with
20 saves over the next two periods and stopped 36-of-37 shots overall in the
"I thought we showed a lot of character and a lot of resolve out there
tonight," said Minnesota head coach Mike Yeo. "We still have guys that need to
bring us more, but I'm just really impressed with this game."
The Red Wings hadn't lost five straight games since January of 2009. They have
scored just five goals during their current losing streak, including none in
Minnesota's 1-0 win in the opener of this home-and-home series Saturday.
Nicklas Lidstrom had the lone tally for Detroit, which got 25 saves from Jimmy
"We're working hard, but we're not getting the results," said Howard. "We got
a point tonight and that's good, but we have to get things back on track
Koivu tied it at 1-1 when he re-directed Justin Falk's wrist shot from the
In the overtime period, Koivu maneuvered from the left circle to the high slot
and made a nifty pass to Setoguchi, who positioned himself right of the
Setoguchi's initial shot was stopped by Howard, but the puck caromed back to
him and he lifted his next attempt past Howard's pad for the game-winner.
Minnesota finished 1-for-8 on the power play.
Earlier, Lidstrom re-directed Henrik Zetterberg's pass from the left point
just underneath the crossbar to give Detroit a 1-0 lead just after a power
play expired, six minutes into the opening period.
The Red Wings play the second of their six-game homestand Thursday against
Calgary, while the Wild return home to take on Vancouver on Thursday...Detroit
was 0-for-3 on the power play.
11/01 23:46:50 ET