DETROIT - Gustav Nyqust and Pavel Datsyuk scored in a shootout, and the Detroit Red Wings outlasted Minnesota for a 5-4 victory Tuesday night after the Wild rallied from three goals down in the third period.
Detroit won for only the second time in nine shootouts this season and came away with their fifth consecutive victory overall. Nyquist also scored in regulation, but the Red Wings blew a 4-1 lead in the third period.
Zach Parise scored twice for Minnesota, but he missed his attempt to start the shootout. Mikko Koivu, who also scored in regulation, had his shootout attempt stopped by Detroit's Petr Mrazek.
Nyquist's backhander under Minnesota goalie Darcy Kuemper gave the Red Wings the win.