NHL Western Conference

Detroit Red Wings vs. Minnesota Wild: Live Score, Updates and Analysis

ST PAUL, MN - FEBRUARY 17: Joakim Andersson #63 of the Detroit Red Wings keeps the puck away from Matt Cullen #7 and Jason Zucker #16 of the Minnesota Wild during the first period of the game on February 17, 2013 at Xcel Energy Center in St Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
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Isaac SmithAnalyst IFebruary 17, 2013

Minnesota Wild 3, Detroit Red Wings 2. Final.

Damien Brunner had a first period goal for Detroit. Brunner batted the puck out of mid-air into the goal.

Pavel Datsyuk scored just 20 seconds into the second period to make it 2-0 for Detroit.

Dany Heatley scored on a knuckle puck to make it 2-1.

Jason Zucker scored his first career NHL goal and Torrey Mitchell scored just 32 seconds later.

Minnesota had three goals in just 4:10 of clock time.

Detroit finished the game 0-3 on the power play (including a double-minor power play in the second period), moving them to 0-26 on the season on the road power play.

Minnesota won the 5-on-5 battle in this game with all five goals coming via even strength.

The Red Wings have now lost three in a row for the first time this season and have one point in their last three games.

The Minnesota Wild move into a tentative tie for eighth place in the Western Conference despite being out-shot 31-24.

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