Red Wings' Skid Reaches Five with OT Loss to Wild

The Detroit Red Wings lost their fifth consecutive game Tuesday night, a 2-1 overtime decision to the Minnesota Wild.

Forward Devin Setoguchi won the game for the Wild with a power play goal 1:33 into the extra frame. Mikko Koivu fought off Niklas Kronwall for the puck along the right wing boards, then cut into the slot for a shot on Jimmy Howard. Howard turned it aside but Setoguchi was there to put home the rebound.

Koivu had gotten the Wild on the board with just one minute remaining in regulation when he tipped a Justin Falk shot past Howard with the Minnesota net empty.

Detroit's lone goal came in the first period. Just as a power play expired, Nicklas Lidstrom deflected a Henrik Zetterberg shot past Josh Harding to make it 1-0.

Setoguchi's goal was the lone power play goal in a game that saw Minnesota have the man-advantage eight times to Detroit's three.

Harding stopped 36 of the 37 shots he faced on the night. Howard made 25 saves on 27 shots, including several on a Wild five-on-three in the third period.

Detroit looks to snap their slump once again on Thursday when they host the Calgary Flames.


Notes: The game was the first of a six-game homestand for Detroit... Rookie Gustav Nyquist made his NHL debut, playing on the second line in place of Jiri Hudler... Hudler and Cory Emmerton were healthy scratches on offense while Mike Commodore was scratched on defense.

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The Red Wings and Wild close out their home-and-home series tonight in Detroit with the Wings looking to snap a four-game losing streak.

The Wings have made a move unprecedented in their recent history. Looking for offense, they've called up prospect Gustav Nyquist from the Grand Rapids Griffins to play on the second line in his NHL debut. Jiri Hudler was scratched to make room for Nyquist, with Cory Emmerton the other forward scratch.

On defense, Mike Commodore remains the healthy scratch but the pairings were switched up.

The lines, courtesy of Khan:

Zetterberg - Datsyuk - Holmstrom
Nyquist - Franzen - Bertuzzi
Cleary - Filppula - Abdelkader
Miller - Helm - Eaves

Lidstrom - White
Kronwall - Kindl
Ericsson - Stuart

Howard
Conklin

Game time is 7:30 PM. FSD has the TV.

I expect to be late to this one, I've got a 6:30 meeting I'm about to head off to.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/1/2011 at 5:37 PM

 

I apparently missed a Lidstrom PPG in the first period. Good to see the big names on the board and good to see the power play get one.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/1/2011 at 8:13 PM

 

I apparently missed a Lidstrom PPG in the first period. Good to see the big names on the board and good to see the power play get one.


I just finished dinner so I missed it too. And my CenterIce connection really sucks tonight.

Posted by DetroitRiver on 11/1/2011 at 8:26 PM

 

First couple shifts of the period looked a bit ugly, that one was much better.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/1/2011 at 8:36 PM

 

Not sure about the call on Homer...

Posted by SYfanSD on 11/1/2011 at 8:52 PM

 

another stinking penalty...

Posted by DetroitRiver on 11/1/2011 at 8:58 PM

 

Yawn. Boring period.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/1/2011 at 9:05 PM

 

c'mon Wings! Enough of the stupid penalties...

Posted by DetroitRiver on 11/1/2011 at 9:29 PM

 

Howard showing that that's how you go to the ice if you're a goalie.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/1/2011 at 9:31 PM

 

All I can say is WOW on that kill... Jimmy was huge.

Posted by DetroitRiver on 11/1/2011 at 9:35 PM

 

The capitals game is blacked out on both CenterIce and on Vs in D.C...

Posted by DetroitRiver on 11/1/2011 at 9:50 PM

 

Harding keeps coming up big. Abs needed to bury that.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/1/2011 at 9:51 PM

 

Agreed!

Posted by SYfanSD on 11/1/2011 at 9:53 PM

 

Bullsh*t call there

Posted by SYfanSD on 11/1/2011 at 9:53 PM

 

Nice play by Helm

Posted by SYfanSD on 11/1/2011 at 9:56 PM

 

Holmstrom not the guy you want jumping out of the box behind the D.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/1/2011 at 9:57 PM

 

Harding should be heading to the bench...

Posted by SYfanSD on 11/1/2011 at 9:57 PM

 

Dammit!

Posted by SYfanSD on 11/1/2011 at 9:58 PM

 

Jesus Christ. No other words.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/1/2011 at 9:58 PM

 

fother mucker! only 1 minute left...

Posted by DetroitRiver on 11/1/2011 at 9:59 PM

 

Where was the interference call on that crap at center ice

Posted by SYfanSD on 11/1/2011 at 9:59 PM

 

Thank god! At least we get a point...

Posted by SYfanSD on 11/1/2011 at 9:59 PM

 

Kronwalled!

Posted by SYfanSD on 11/1/2011 at 10:01 PM

 

Any other night that goes in.

Posted by SYfanSD on 11/1/2011 at 10:02 PM

 

Crap calls??? Anyone???

Posted by SYfanSD on 11/1/2011 at 10:05 PM

 

this is one of the worst games for stupid penalties i've seen in a long-long time...

Posted by DetroitRiver on 11/1/2011 at 10:05 PM

 

Montreal fired an assistant... Can we fire a ref?

Posted by SYfanSD on 11/1/2011 at 10:06 PM

 

Again. No words. Harding out into the slot, draws goalie interference. At the other end, Setoguchi with his stick between Howard's legs is no call and Koivu leaving the puck to knock down Kronwall is no call.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/1/2011 at 10:09 PM

 

blame the ref all you want. this game was lost in the penalty box. one non-call vs all the other stupid penalties we took tonight... Howard was really let down by his team.

Posted by DetroitRiver on 11/1/2011 at 10:09 PM

 
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