Red Wings edge Wild in shootout 2-1Minnesota Sports
-- Detroit's Todd Bertuzzi netted the game-sealing goal in a shootout as the Red Wings edged the Minnesota Wild 2-1 in a Sunday matinee game in St. Paul.
ST. PAUL - Detroit's Todd Bertuzzi netted the game-sealing goal in a shootout as the Red Wings edged the Minnesota Wild 2-1 in a Sunday matinee game in St. Paul.
Nicklas Lidstrom found the back of the net early in the third period for the Red Wings, who have won five games in-a-row. Jimmy Howard had 25 saves in the win. Martin Havlat registered Minnesota's lone goal of the game five minutes into the third frame.
Minnesota goaltender Niklas Backstrom allowed just one goal on 39 shots before giving up a pair in the shootout to suffer the loss for the Wild, who have dropped three of their last four contests.
The Wild reassigned defenseman Marco Scandella to Houston of the AHL after yesterday's loss. The 20-year-old Scandella has spent much of the season moving back and forth between the two clubs. He's played in 16 NHL games this year and 26 games in the AHL.