Chalk another one up for the Minnesota Wild, who are now officially on a winning streak and have taken two-of-three from the Detroit Red Wings this season with one more game to go. The Wild beat the Red Wings on Tuesday night to the tune of 2-1 on the back of a Devin Setoguchi overtime power play goal. Johan Franzen went to the penalty box for goaltender interference and Setoguchi put in a rebound off of a Mikko Koivu shot.
The Red Wings were of the opinion that Setoguchi never should have been able to make the shot, after throwing a shoulder into the jaw of Niklas Kronwall and making it a 4-on-2 in front of goaltender Jimmy Howard. It probably should have been a penalty, but what are we going to do? Consider it a loss? No - the Wild went out there and beat a struggling Red Wings team to get their second straight win.
Detroit got things started with a Nicklas Lidstrom tip-in assisted by Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg six minutes into the first period. After a scoreless second, Koivu scored on a tip-in assisted by Setoguchi. Koivu was exceptionally good during the game, playing sound hockey on all fronts and ultimately taking part in both goals.
Next, the Wild will head home for two games, the first of which is against the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday, Nov. 3.