Madden's overtime goal give Wild 4-3 win over DetroitMinnesota Sports
-- John Madden's goal with 42 seconds remaining in overtime capped a late rally and lifted Minnesota past Detroit, 4-3, at Joe Louis Arena.
DETROIT (Sports Network) - John Madden's goal with 42 seconds remaining in overtime capped a late rally and lifted Minnesota past Detroit, 4-3, at Joe Louis Arena.
Brent Burns, Mikko Koivu and Cal Clutterbuck each scored a goal for the Wild, who have won three in a row, including Wednesday's 2-1 overtime win against Anaheim. Jose Theodore stopped 41 shots and Martin Havlat added two assists.
Darren Helm scored his first goal of the season and Johan Franzen also tallied in the loss for Detroit, which had its four-game win streak snapped. Patrick Eaves lit the lamp early in the third period and Jimmy Howard stopped just 23 shots in the setback.
Madden's winning goal was set up by Marek Zidlicky's shot from the left side. Havlat took the puck at the front of the net and slipped it over to Madden, who backhanded it past Howard's glove hand for the win.
The Wild opened the game's scoring only three seconds after Detroit killed a Henrik Zetterburg hooking penalty. Burns ripped a shot from the top of the right circle that slipped past a well-screened Howard for a 1-0 lead with 11:44 left to play in the first.
Only 1:25 into the second, Minnesota jumped to a 2-0 lead when Clutterbuck notched his seventh goal. Nick Schultz dumped the puck into Detroit's zone and bounced it off the back boards. Clutterbuck controlled the puck behind the net and banked it off Howard's left skate and into the net.
Detroit, though, answered with three consecutive goals to move ahead.
The Red Wings heightened the pressure during the second period -- recording 18 shots during that time -- and finally got on the scoreboard with 34 seconds left on Helm's tally.
The Red Wings' 2-2 equalizer came 2:17 into the final 20 minutes on the power play when Franzen threw the puck from the right face off circle toward the net. The puck deflected off of Minnesota's Greg Zanon and sailed into the back of the cage.
Eaves' go-ahead goal came off an Abdelkader faceoff win nearly five minutes into the third. The puck was dumped toward the net by Brian Rafalski, and Eaves ripped a point-blank shot that was deflected by Theodore. Eaves collected his own rebound and wrapped the disc around the net and in.
Minnesota tied the game with 1:23 left in regulation when Schultz passed the puck to Koivu, who put the disc into a wide open net.