Detroit 3, Minnesota 2

Saturday, October 15, 2011 8:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Detroit 4-0-0-0 2-0-0-0 2-0-0-0 W4
Minnesota 2-1-1-1 2-0-1-0 0-1-0-1 L1


Johan Franzen scored a power-play goal at 4:11 of overtime, rallying the Detroit Red Wings to a 3-2 victory over the host Minnesota Wild on Saturday night.

Ian White and Jiri Hudler also scored goals for the Red Wings, who erased a 2-0 deficit to open a season with four straight wins for the first time since 1997-98.

Franzen's goal, which was upheld by video review after the net came loose, was Detroit's first power-play tally in 19 opportunities this season.

Red Wings netminder Jimmy Howard only had to make 12 saves to improve to 7-1-1 in his last nine starts against the Wild.

Josh Harding, making his first start since March 26, 2010, was sensational for Minnesota in turning aside 38 shots.

Greg Zanon and Cal Clutterbuck scored the Wild's two goals 28 seconds apart spanning the first-period intermission.

Zanon's blast from the blue line with 12 seconds left in the opening period ended a personal goal-less drought of 135 games - the second-longest active streak in the league behind Mattias Ohlund's 141.

It also snapped Detroit's shutout streak at 141 minutes, 19 seconds.

Top Game Performances

Detroit   Minnesota
Johan Franzen 2 Points Cal Clutterbuck 1
Johan Franzen 1 Goals Cal Clutterbuck 1
Valtteri Filppula 2 Assists Kyle Brodziak 1
Johan Franzen 1 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Jimmy Howard .857 Save Percentage Josh Harding .927
Jimmy Howard 12 Saves Josh Harding 38

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Detroit 41 3 1-3 1-1 2 26
Minnesota 14 2 0-1 2-3 6 31

Upcoming Games

  • Minnesota will play its next game at home against Pittsburgh. The Wild have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .667 after a loss.
  • Detroit will play its next game at home against Columbus. The Red Wings have a W/L % of 1.000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
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