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Setoguchi, Wild take down Red Wings

Mar 21, 2013 - 5:31 AM
Detroit, MI (Sports Network) - Devin Setoguchi netted a pair of goals and Niklas Backstrom stopped 36 pucks as the Minnesota Wild downed Detroit, 4-2, at Joe Louis Arena.

Mikko Koivu and Kyle Brodziak also tallied and Pierre-Marc Bouchard added two assists for the Wild, who have won four in a row and six of their last seven.

"It's been fun hockey for us lately," said Setoguchi. "The main thing is is that everyone is ready to go from the start of the game, no matter who it is. When you have everyone going it makes it that much easier for everyone else."

Gustav Nyquist and Drew Miller supplied the offense for the Red Wings, who have lost four of six after their two-game win streak was halted.

"We weren't good enough tonight," said Detroit head coach Mike Babcock. "That's really the only way to look at it. We weren't good enough and they were on their game."

Jimmy Howard allowed all four goals on just 19 shots in defeat.

Setoguchi hit the back of the net just 2:04 after the opening faceoff, and a potential tying goal from Detroit after the seven-minute mark was waved off due to the puck being struck with a high stick.

Brodziak made it 2-0 at 3:51 of the second, rushing the net to tap in a cross- ice pass from Jared Spurgeon from atop the crease.

Nyquist raced the length of the ice and slid a backhander through Backstrom's pads for a 2-1 game with 9:09 played in the second frame, but the Wild gained back their two-goal lead when Koivu's wrister dropped from Howard's glove less than two minutes later.

Setoguchi added another tally, this time with the man advantage, for a 4-1 Minnesota edge after 40 minutes.

Detroit's only answer in the final period was a rising wrister by Miller on a power play with 14 seconds left in regulation.

Game Notes

Setoguchi notched his second multi-goal effort in the last three games ... Minnesota posted its fourth win in the last 11 games at Detroit ... The Wild host San Jose on Saturday, while the Red Wings kick off a four-game road trip in Anaheim on Friday.








  • MINNESOTA: 4
    DETROIT: 2
    Final

    Mar 20 10:09 PM


  • Detroit Power-Play Goal - Drew Miller (3), from Jordin Tootoo at 19:46.

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    Mar 20 9:16 PM


  • Minnesota Power-Play Goal - Devin Setoguchi (11), from Dany Heatley and Pierre-Marc Bouchard at 17:15.

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  • Minnesota Goal - Mikko Koivu (7), from Charlie Coyle and Zach Parise at 10:49.

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  • Jordin Tootoo wrist shot on Niklas Backstrom.

    Wild 2, Red Wings 1  2nd - 9:51Mar 20 8:54 PM


  • Minnesota Goal - Kyle Brodziak, from Jared Spurgeon and Ryan Suter at 3:51.

    Wild 2, Red Wings 0  2nd - 16:09Mar 20 8:40 PM


  • MINNESOTA: 1
    DETROIT: 0
    End of 1st

    Mar 20 8:15 PM


  • Minnesota Goal - Devin Setoguchi (10), from Matt Cullen and Pierre-Marc Bouchard at 2:04.

    Wild 1, Red Wings 0  1st - 17:56Mar 20 7:43 PM


  • MINNESOTA: 0
    DETROIT: 0
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    Mar 20 7:40 PM
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