Minnesota 1, Detroit 0

Saturday, October 29, 2011 8:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Detroit 5-4-0-0 3-1-0-0 2-3-0-0 L4
Minnesota 4-3-2-1 3-2-1-0 1-1-1-1 W1


Josh Harding turned aside 36 shots for his first shutout in 21 months to lift the host Minnesota Wild to a 1-0 victory over the slumping Detroit Red Wings on Saturday night.

Dany Heatley scored the game's only goal midway through the first period as the Wild snapped a four-game losing streak against Detroit and sent the Red Wings to their fourth consecutive defeat.

Harding, in only his second start of the season, registered his first shutout since Jan. 28, 2010, at Colorado – also a 1-0 victory. He missed the entire 2010-11 season due to injury.

Heatley provided Harding with the only goal he would need, breaking down the right wing and whistling a shot past Jimmy Howard into the top left corner for a 1-0 lead at 10:51.

Minnesota had a goal waved off earlier in the period when it was ruled that Nick Johnson used his skate to direct the puck into the net.

Howard made 19 saves in losing to Minnesota for only the second time in nine starts since the start of the 2009-10 season.

Top Game Performances

Detroit   Minnesota
N/A Points Dany Heatley 1
N/A Goals Dany Heatley 1
N/A Assists Mikko Koivu 1
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Jimmy Howard .950 Save Percentage Josh Harding 1.000
Jimmy Howard 19 Saves Josh Harding 36

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Detroit 36 0 0-4 4-4 10 28
Minnesota 20 1 0-4 4-4 8 23

Upcoming Games

  • Minnesota will play its next game on the road against Detroit. The Wild have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .571 after a loss.
  • Detroit will play its next game at home against Minnesota. The Red Wings have a W/L % of .833 after a win and .000 after a loss.
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