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Power play leads Wild past Red Wings

Sep 21, 2007 - 2:13 AM By Chuck Klonke PA SportsTicker Contributing Writer

DETROIT (Ticker) -- Pierre-Marc Bouchard, defenseman Brent Burns and Brian Rolston scored power-play goals Thursday to lift the Minnesota Wild to a 3-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings and a split of their home-and-home preseason series.

The win avenged a 6-1 loss at Minnesota on Wednesday. The Red Wings used an entirely different lineup than the one it put forth that night, while several members of the Wild played both contests.

Minnesota carried a 3-1 lead into the third period, but Detroit's Mattias Ritola halved the deficit when he beat goaltender Josh Harding high to the glove side with a wrist shot at 8:27.

Bouchard opened the scoring at 19:24 of the first period. Detroit goaltender Dominik Hasek stopped Marian Gaborik's initial shot, but Pavol Demitra sent the rebound to Bouchard, who converted a wrister from the left side.

Burns made it 2-0 at 9:14 of the second period, beating Hasek after taking a cross-ice pass from Eric Belanger.

Mark Hartigan cut the Wild's lead to one goal when he knocked in a rebound 14 minutes into the second period. Hartigan and linemates Matt Ellis and Brett Engelhardt, who both assisted on the goal, are among the players battling for a spot on the Red Wings' roster.

Rolston restored Minnesota's two-goal advantage with 2:09 remaining, when he beat Jimmy Howard, who replaced Hasek midway through the session.

Detroit sat out several regulars, including forwards Pavel Datsyuk, Kirk Maltby, Johan Franzen and Tomas Holmstrom and defensemen Brian Rafalski and Chris Chelios. All were healthy scratches except for Rafalski, who suffered a hip pointer during practice on Wednesday.






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    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    MINNESOTA 1 2 0 3
    DETROIT 0 1 1 2 FINAL
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: MIN - (PP) PIERRE-MARC BOUCHARD 1 (PAVOL DEMITRA, MARIAN
    GABORIK) 19:24
    2ND PRD: MIN - (PP) BRENT BURNS 1 (ERIC BELANGER) 9:14
    DET - MARK HARTIGAN 1 (MATT ELLIS, BRETT ENGELHARDT) 14:00
    MIN - (PP) BRIAN ROLSTON 1 (PA

    Sep 20 9:56 PM


  • NHL
    MINNESOTA 3
    DETROIT 2
    3RD PRD: DET - MATTIAS RITOLA 1 (KYLE QUINCEY, EVAN MCGRATH) 8:27

    Wild vs. Red WingsSep 20 9:33 PM


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    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    MINNESOTA 1 2 3
    DETROIT 0 1 1 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: MIN - (PP) PIERRE-MARC BOUCHARD 1 (PAVOL DEMITRA, MARIAN
    GABORIK) 19:24
    2ND PRD: MIN - (PP) BRENT BURNS 1 (ERIC BELANGER) 9:14
    DET - MARK HARTIGAN 1 (MATT ELLIS, BRETT ENGELHARDT) 14:00
    MIN - (PP) BRIAN

    Sep 20 9:04 PM


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    MINNESOTA 3
    DETROIT 1 0:42 LEFT, 2ND PRD

    Wild vs. Red WingsSep 20 9:02 PM


  • NHL
    MINNESOTA 2
    DETROIT 1
    2ND PRD: DET - MARK HARTIGAN 1 (MATT ELLIS, BRETT ENGELHARDT) 14:00

    Wild vs. Red WingsSep 20 8:52 PM


  • NHL
    MINNESOTA 2
    DETROIT 0
    2ND PRD: MIN - (PP) BRENT BURNS 1 (ERIC BELANGER) 9:14

    Wild vs. Red WingsSep 20 8:43 PM


  • NHL
    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    MINNESOTA 1 1
    DETROIT 0 0 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: MIN - (PP) PIERRE-MARC BOUCHARD 1 (PAVOL DEMITRA, MARIAN
    GABORIK) 19:24
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    MIN 8 8
    DET 5 5
    GOALIES: MIN -

    Sep 20 8:12 PM


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    MINNESOTA 1
    DETROIT 0
    1ST PRD: MIN - (PP) PIERRE-MARC BOUCHARD 1 (PAVOL DEMITRA, MARIAN
    GABORIK) 19:24

    Wild vs. Red WingsSep 20 8:12 PM