Wild Down Detroit 4-2 - Match Report
Minnesota got a 36-save performance from Niklas Backstrom as the Wild handed Detroit a 4-2 loss on Wednesday at Joe Louis Arena.
The Wild were a +124 underdog in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 5.
Devin Setoguchi (2), Mikko Koivu, and Kyle Brodziak each scored for the Wild in the victory. Setoguchi opened the scoring for Minnesota, finding the back of the net at 2:04 of the first period. The goal was assisted by Matt Cullen and Pierre-Marc Bouchard.
Niklas Backstrom turned in a 36-save effort for the Wild.
Detroit got goals from Drew Miller and Gustav Nyquist in the loss, but it wasn't enough.
Jimmy Howard stopped 15 of 19 shots for the Red Wings, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, Minnesota went 2-for-3, while the Red Wings were 1-for-5 with the man advantage.
Minnesota lost the shots on goal battle to Detroit by a margin of 38-19.
Next game, Minnesota takes its act home to face San Jose looking for another win. For Detroit, they head on the road to face Anaheim.