ST. PAUL, Minn. - Darren Helm scored in the eighth round of a shootout, and the Detroit Red Wings outlasted the Minnesota Wild 3-2 on Saturday night.
Helm came down the slot, cut to his forehand and let go with a low wrist shot. Officials on the ice ruled that Devan Dubnyk stopped the puck in time; however, video review showed the stop came after the puck crossed the goal line.
Gustav Nyquist and Riley Sheahan scored in both the shootout and regulation for Detroit, which ended a three-game slide and is 2-3-2 in its past seven. Jimmy Howard stopped 22 shots.
Jason Pominville and Thomas Vanek had shootout goals for Minnesota.
Zach Parise scored twice in regulation for the Wild, who played without captain Mikko Koivu. The centre participated in warmups but was a late scratch with an eye injury. He is day to day.
Starting his 36th consecutive game, Dubnyk made 20 saves.
Minnesota ??? 24-6-2 since the All-Star break ??? has lost consecutive games for the first time since Jan. 19 and 20. The New York Rangers won 3-2 in Minnesota on Thursday.
Detroit and Boston remained tied for third place in the Atlantic Division, three points ahead of Ottawa. The Red Wings and Senators have played one fewer game than the Bruins.
Minnesota has a four-point lead on Winnipeg for the top wild-card spot in the Western Conference. The Jets, who beat Vancouver 5-4 on Saturday, play at Minnesota on Monday.
Parise tied the game 2-all with a power-play goal at 6:33 of the third period, tipping a shot from Pominville between the pads of Howard for his team-leading 32nd of the season.
In its past 20 games, Minnesota has outscored opponents 30-8 in the third period.
A Detroit miscue led to Minnesota taking a 1-0 lead at 14:09 of the first. Pominville intercepted an errant clearing pass by Tomas Tatar and quickly passed to Mikael Granlund in the right circle. His centring attempt was tipped in by Parise standing in front of the Red Wings net.
The lead lasted less than two minutes because Sheahan was in front to poke home the rebound of Stephen Weiss' shot from the half boards.
Detroit didn't manage a second-period shot until more than 13 minutes elapsed, but scored the period's lone goal.
On the power play, Henrik Zetterberg gathered a loose puck in the right corner and skated below the goal toward the net before passing to Nyquist low in the left circle. Nyquist quickly shifted the puck from his backhand to forehand and lifted a shot over Dubnyk's left shoulder.
NOTES: C Pavel Datsyuk was back in the Detroit lineup after missing the previous two games and seven of nine with an ankle injury. ... Red Wings G Petr Mrazek, who started the previous four games, is expected to start Sunday at home against Washington. ... Minnesota D Nate Prosser returned after missing eight games with a lower-body injury. ... Detroit finished the season 12-0-2 against Central Division opponents.