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                          === Red Wings beat Wild ===
 
 Detroit, MI (Sports Network) - Todd Bertuzzi scored twice in his first game of
 the  season, while  Pavel Datsyuk added a  goal and two assists as the Detroit
 Red Wings posted a 5-3 decision over the Minnesota Wild at Joe Louis Arena.
 
 Henrik  Zetterberg and Damien Brunner also lit the lamp for the Red Wings, who
 had dropped two of three to begin the season.
 
 "We  just needed a win, man," Bertuzzi said. "We need wins. I don't think it's
 anything other than that."
 
 Jimmy Howard stopped 23-of-26 shots for the win.
 
 Zach  Parise posted a  pair of goals for the Wild, who have lost two in a row.
 Josh Harding was tagged for all five scores on 27 shots.
 
 "They're  just a great organization. I have a lot of respect for them," Parise
 said  of the Red  Wings. "They do things the right way. They play the game the
 right way."
 
 Datsyuk  worked  his magic  before five  minutes elapsed  in the third period,
 lifting  a  centering  pass  over  a  pair  of  Wild  defenders  on  the  left
 wing  for an  easy-tap in  by Bertuzzi  on the  right wing  for a  5-2 Detroit
 advantage.
 
 Parise beat Howard on the backhand with 9:42 left in the third period but that
 was as close a comeback as the visitors could muster.
 
 Following  a scoreless first period, the Wings exploded for a pair of goals 42
 seconds apart in the opening minute of the second.
 
 Brunner  beat Harding  on a power play  at the 13-second mark with a top-shelf
 wrister  from the right  circle, and Bertuzzi added his first of the season at
 55  seconds thanks  to a  knuckling  backhander from  Valtteri Filppula  which
 caromed in off his knee.
 
 Parise's  5-on-3 power-play marker with 2:49 gone pulled the visitors within a
 goal,  then Tom Gilbert tied the game at 6:29  with a drive from the inner arc
 of the lower right circle.
 
 Datsyuk  helped  break the  deadlock when his  backhanded cross-ice pass found
 Zetterberg  for a score  at 12:56, then put the Wings up by a 4-2 count with a
 man-advantage tally at 17:24.
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 Detroit  has  won six  of the  last nine meetings  with Minnesota ... Bertuzzi
 notched  his  first multi-goal effort  since Feb.  4, 2012 against Chicago ...
 Datsyuk's last three-point game occurred on Jan. 16, 2012 against Buffalo when
 he  netted three assists ... Filppula recorded three helpers  ... Parise leads
 the  Wild with six points  and is  tied with Dany Heatley for the club lead in
 goals with three.
 
 
 
 01/26 00:16:33 ET