Struggles continued for the Minnesota Wild on Friday night. The Detroit Red Wings shutout the Wild in a 6-0 blowout.
Detroit was without Niklas Lidstrom again, but they did not need the veteran defenseman to keep the Wild at bay. Minnesota managed just 19 shots on goal through three periods, nine of those shots coming in the final period of play.
The Red Wings bombarded Wild goalie Josh Harding with 29 shots on net. Harding was pulled in favor of Matt Hackett in the third period, who turned away six shots and kept the Wings from doing any further damage.
Scoring continues to be difficult for the Wild, who are averaging just 2.1 goals per game. They managed to score four goals in an overtime loss to the Canadiens on Thursday, but this is the second time in three games that the Wild have been shutout.
The Wild have a home-road series with the Colorado Avalanche starting Sunday.