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Wild hand Red Wings fourth straight loss

Score six, including three on power play; Devan Dubnyk makes 31 saves in win

by Jessi Pierce / NHL.com Correspondent

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The Minnesota Wild scored three power-play goals, and Devan Dubnyk made 31 saves in a 6-3 win against the Detroit Red Wings at Xcel Energy Center on Sunday.

The Wild (37-12-6) have scored four power-play goals in the past two games and entered Sunday second in the NHL with a 27.5 power-play percentage at home.

The Red Wings (22-24-10) lost their fourth consecutive game (0-3-1). Henrik Zetterberg, Anthony Mantha and Andreas Anthanasiou scored, and Jared Coreau made 24 saves.

With seven seconds left on the power play, Wild forward Mikael Granlund scored on a rebound at 13:01 of the first period to make it 1-0.

 

WATCH: All Red Wings vs. Wild highlights

 

After Gustav Nyquist received a double minor for high sticking on Jared Spurgeon at 14:13, Minnesota forward Nino Niederreiter scored on a second Wild power play at 15:47 to make it 2-0.

"[It was] completely accidental," Nyquist said of the penalty. "Obviously I didn't mean to do that. My stick gets caught, I'm trying to get body position on him. I'm happy [Spurgeon] was out there again obviously. I had no intention of doing that. My stick gets caught. It looks bad, but I'm happy he's OK."

Mantha made it 2-1 at 6:56 of the second period. Charlie Coyle scored at 14:14 to make it 3-1 but Zetterberg brought it back within one 1:25 later.

Video: DET@MIN: Mantha tallies off Ouellet's slap pass

Zach Parise scored on a wide-open net at 3:59 of the third period to give the Wild a 4-2 lead. Athanasiou scored 35 seconds later to cut the lead to 4-3. Christian Folin increased Minnesota's lead to 5-3 at 7:20. Parise scored his second of the game on the power play at 10:47 to make it 6-3.

"Well, winning breeds [confidence]," Wild coach Bruce Boudreau said. "If you're losing and you're in the same situation, you're usually so worried like, 'Here we go again. They're going to tie it up.' When you're winning, you're sitting there saying, 'OK we're going to find a way to keep this going.

"We weren't very good for the most part tonight. That was the mental toughness that we have to have if we want to be successful."

Video: DET@MIN: Folin tallies from along the boards in 3rd

 

Goal of the game

Parise knocked the puck out of mid-air and finished the play off for the goal.

Video: DET@MIN: Parise shows off hand-eye on power-play goal

 

Save of the game

Coreau dove over to stop a wrist shot by Wild forward Eric Staal at 10:47 of the third period.

 

Unsung performance of the game

Koivu sailed a pass through traffic to Niederreiter for the primary assist. He also got an assist on Granlund's goal. The Wild captain is four points away from 600 in his NHL career and has 34 points in the past 37 games.

Video: DET@MIN: Niederreiter nets Koivu's slick feed for PPG

 

Highlight of the game

Coyle beat Red Wings defenseman Nick Jensen for a breakaway goal. It was Coyle's first goal in 16 games, since Jan. 7.

Video: DET@MIN: Coyle eludes defender, goes bar-down in 2nd

 

They said it

"Yeah, it's not fun. Nothing else we can do. Keep fighting, keep battling, keep getting better every day." -- Detroit Red Wings captain Henrik Zetterberg on four consecutive losses

 

"I don't think we played to our capability. A few goals that we've got to look at and correct and fix at practice tomorrow. But it didn't feel like a 6-3 game. We pulled it out. That's all that matters." -- Minnesota Wild forward Charlie Coyle

 

Need to know

Red Wings forward Thomas Vanek did not play after injuring his ankle in a 2-1 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday. "He's day to day but I don't know what that means," coach Jeff Blashill said. "It could mean he could play Wednesday; it could mean he's not available for two weeks. I really don't know…We're hoping he's available on Wednesday." Zetterberg has nine points (four goals, five assists) in the past eight games. … Wild defenseman Matt Dumba missed the game with a lower-body injury sustained in a 2-1 shootout win against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Friday. Boudreau said Dumba is hoping to skate in the next day or two. Granlund has 19 points (six goals, 13 assists) in the past 16 games and has 50 points for the first time in his career. Niederreiter leads the Wild with 19 goals this season, and has 18 points (10 goals, eight assists) in the past 16 games. Wild forward Jason Pominville has nine points (two goals, seven assists) in a five-game point streak. He has at least one point in 15 of the past 18 games, totaling 21 points (five goals, 16 assists). Minnesota defenseman Gustav Olofsson had two assists for his first points in the NHL.

 

What's next

Wild: Host the Anaheim Ducks on Tuesday (8 p.m. ET; FS-N+, FS-WI, PRIME, NHL.TV)

Red Wings: Host the St. Louis Blues on Wednesday (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, NHL.TV)

 

Video: Parise, Coyle lead Wild to 6-3 win past Red Wings

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