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Wild shut out Red Wings

Oct 30, 2011 - 3:22 AM
St. Paul, MN (Sports Network) - Josh Harding turned aside 36 shots, including 16 during the second period, and the Minnesota Wild blanked the Detroit Red Wings, 1-0, in the front end of a home-and-home set at Xcel Energy Center.

Harding started for only the second time this season. His other appearance came in the previous meeting with Detroit, a 3-2 overtime loss on October 15.

Dany Heatley scored the game's only goal in the first period for Minnesota, which avoided a fifth loss in six outings.

Heatley kept the puck on an odd-man rush and snapped a shot by Jimmy Howard 10:51 into the contest. The Wild had a goal waved off earlier because of a kicking motion.

Howard made 19 saves for the Red Wings, who have lost four in a row after winning their first five games of the season.

"We've got to keep going and stay positive," said Detroit forward Henrik Zetterberg.

Game Notes

Harding has five career shutouts...The clubs meet again Tuesday at Joe Louis Arena...Eight of the Wild's 10 games this season have been decided by one goal. In those games, the Wild have gone 3-2-3.