Red Wings top Wild in shootout after blowing big lead

NHL.com | Tuesday, 01.20.2015 / 11:04 PM

DETROIT -- Pavel Datsyuk and Gustav Nyquist scored in the shootout to give the Red Wings a 5-4 win against the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday at Joe Louis Arena.

The Red Wings blew a 4-1 lead in the third period.

Nyquist had a goal and an assist, Teemu Pulkkinen scored his first career goal, and Jonathan Ericsson and Xavier Ouellet each scored for Detroit. Henrik Zetterberg had three assists to give him seven points in his past two games, and Petr Mrazek made 34 saves to earn the win.

Zach Parise had two goals, Tomas Vanek a goal and an assist, and Mikko Koivu scored for Minnesota. Ryan Suter had two assists.

Devan Dubnyk allowed four goals on 10 shots before being pulled in favor of Darcy Kuemper almost halfway through the game. Kuemper made 14 saves.

Parise's second goal of the game, 19th of the season, tied it 4-4 with 6:39 left in regulation. He intercepted Ericsson's ill-advised pass from behind the Detroit net and jammed his third attempt past Mrazek.

Vanek's ninth goal made it 4-3 with 9:59 left.

Pulkkinen opened the scoring 9:09 into the game when he ripped a one-time slap shot from the high slot off a backhand pass from Stephen Weiss off the rush.

Pulkkinen took his first career penalty a little more than four minutes later, and Minnesota capitalized immediately.

Koivu beat Mrazek with a wrist shot from the right circle with 6:38 left in the first period, seven seconds into the penalty, to tie the game 1-1. It was Koivu's seventh goal.

The Red Wings regained the lead on Ericsson's goal with 5:30 remaining in the opening period. His one-time slap shot from the left point found the short side past Dubnyk's blocker. It was Ericsson's second goal.

Nyquist's power-play goal 3:41 into the second period made it 3-1. He tipped Nilkas Kronwall's shot from the point out of the air and past Dubnyk.

It was Nyquist's 19th goal, 11th on the power play. It was also his third goal in three games.

Ouellet scored his second goal of the season at 7:25. His one-time shot from the high slot deflected up and in off the top of Minnesota forward Justin Fontaine's skate.

Wild coach Mike Yeo then replaced Dubnyk with Kuemper, who had missed the past six games because of a lower-body injury.

Parise pulled Minnesota to within 4-2 with a power-play goal 6:01 into the third period. He put a loose puck into the open side of the net from the bottom of the left circle. It came with Ericsson in the penalty box for high sticking.

Parise has five goals in the past four games.

Mrazek stopped Kyle Brodziak's tip attempt from the lip of the crease 4:27 into the third period.

It was each team's last game before the All-Star break, which ends Jan. 26.

Scoring Summary
1st Period
09:09DET Teemu Pulkkinen (1) ASST: Stephen Weiss (9), Brendan Smith (6) 1 - 0 DET
13:22MIN PPG - Mikko Koivu (7) ASST: Ryan Suter (23) 1 - 1 Tie
14:30DET Jonathan Ericsson (2) ASST: Gustav Nyquist (17), Henrik Zetterberg (28) 2 - 1 DET
2nd Period
03:41DET PPG - Gustav Nyquist (19) ASST: Niklas Kronwall (22), Henrik Zetterberg (29) 3 - 1 DET
07:25DET Xavier Ouellet (2) ASST: Henrik Zetterberg (30), Justin Abdelkader (15) 4 - 1 DET
3rd Period
06:01MIN PPG - Zach Parise (18) ASST: Jason Pominville (29), Thomas Vanek (20) 4 - 2 DET
10:01MIN Thomas Vanek (9) ASST: Ryan Suter (24), Ryan Carter (10) 4 - 3 DET
13:21MIN Zach Parise (19) ASST: NONE 4 - 4 Tie
OT Period
1MINZach Parise - Missed
2DETPavel Datsyuk - Goal
3MINMikko Koivu - Save
4DETGustav Nyquist - Goal
Shootout Summary
RNDMinnesota WildDetroit Red Wings
1Zach ParisePavel Datsyuk
2Mikko KoivuGustav Nyquist
Three Stars of the Game
Pavel Datsyuk
Pavel Datsyuk
G: 0Shots: 1
A: 0Hits: 0
PTS: 0PIM: 0
+/-: 0TOI: 19:18
Henrik Zetterberg
Henrik Zetterberg
G: 0Shots: 1
A: 3Hits: 0
PTS: 3PIM: 2
+/-: 2TOI: 18:28
Zach Parise
Zach Parise
G: 2Shots: 8
A: 0Hits: 2
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 22:00
Penalty Summary
1st Period
13:15DET Teemu Pulkkinen  Interference on goalkeeper against  Devan Dubnyk
18:40DET Brendan Smith  Hooking against  Jason Pominville
2nd Period
01:58MIN Kyle Brodziak  Interference against  Gustav Nyquist
04:28DET Luke Glendening  Boarding against  Charlie Coyle
10:15DET Henrik Zetterberg  Hi-sticking against  Matt Cooke
3rd Period
04:53DET Jonathan Ericsson  Hi-sticking against  Matt Cooke
06:47MIN Justin Fontaine  Hooking against  Pavel Datsyuk
OT Period
shots by period
Team Stats
Power Plays2/51/2
Faceoff Wins3829
Blocked Shots1211
Penalty Minutes410
3C. CoyleC0002019:08
5C. FolinD00-11012:19
6M. ScandellaD00-21025:40
9M. KoivuC1012021:48
11Z. PariseL2018022:00
14J. FontaineR00-22212:18
16J. ZuckerL00-13015:52
18R. CarterL0113012:06
20R. SuterD0221030:49
21K. BrodziakC00-21213:23
22N. NiederreiterR0003012:37
24M. CookeL00-21013:47
25J. BrodinD0010024:14
26T. VanekL1106017:33
29J. PominvilleR0112021:52
39N. ProsserD00-1005:48
46J. SpurgeonD00-12024:48
56E. HaulaC0000010:15
35D. Kuemper14141.00037:35
40D. Dubnyk610.60027:25
2B. SmithD0111215:54
8J. AbdelkaderL0121016:24
13P. DatsyukC0001019:18
14G. NyquistR1122016:29
15R. SheahanC00-12015:32
18J. AnderssonC0001011:36
20D. MillerL00-22016:39
21T. TatarL0001017:57
27K. QuinceyD0000021:44
40H. ZetterbergL0321218:28
41L. GlendeningC00-23217:43
43D. HelmC0002020:02
52J. EricssonD10-11223:17
55N. KronwallD0100025:28
56T. PulkkinenL101227:25
61X. OuelletD1022015:53
65D. DeKeyserD0001024:05
90S. WeissC011108:51
34P. Mrazek3438.89565:00