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Wild 3, Red Wings 2, OT

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:48 AM

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Wild 3, Red Wings 2, OT
Detroit Red Wings 2, Minnesota Wild 3

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -Minnesota didn't panic after Detroit took a late lead. The Wild kept their composure, quickly tied the score and then got their league-leading 11th overtime win.

Pierre-Marc Bouchard beat Chris Osgood on a breakaway 45 seconds into the extra session to give the Wild a 3-2 win over the Red Wings on Saturday night.

Tied 1-1 with less than 4 minutes to play in regulation, the teams traded goals just 16 seconds apart. Kris Draper gave the Red Wings their first lead, lifting his own rebound over Manny Fernandez's left leg pad. After the ensuing faceoff, Wild forward Mark Parrish deflected Keith Carney's shot that was heading wide past Osgood.

"We knew if we stuck with it, even with only a few minutes left, we'd have a chance to tie the game and win the game," Parrish said. "That's what we did."

In overtime, Bouchard grabbed a turnover by Pavel Datsyuk at the blue line, then lifted a backhand shot over Osgood's glove.

"I came in at an angle to give myself more options," said Bouchard. "I faked the shot, then came with my backhand and it worked."

Fernandez had 29 saves in the win, while Osgood stopped 32 shots in his first overtime loss of the season.

"It was a tough game and we didn't have as much energy as them coming out," Wings coach Mike Babcock said. "Teams score against you sometimes but they've got to earn it. We had the turnover in overtime and that was about it."

After 43 minutes of scoreless hockey, Minnesota got on the board with a short-handed goal. Mikko Koivu started and finished a 2-on-1 break, beating Red Wings defenseman Brett Lebda at the blue line, and then snapping the puck past Osgood for his ninth goal of the season at 3:25 of the third.

The play was typical of the patient style Minnesota coach Jacques Lemaire said his team had to play to be successful against Detroit.

"They're so good offensively and have so much skill, that if you play an open game with them, you'll be second," Lemaire said. "That was a nice Christmas present."

Detroit tied the score 1-1 midway through the third when Holmstrom tipped a Henrik Zetterberg shot through a small gap between Fernandez's blocker and the left post.

It was the teams' second of three consecutive games against each other in a span of six days. The Red Wings won 3-1 on Friday night in Detroit and host the Wild again on Wednesday night.

Notes: Osgood was making his first start since Nov. 2. He missed 15 games with a wrist injury. ... Wild winger Stephane Veilluex returned to Minnesota late Saturday evening after spending Friday night in a Detroit hospital. He was struck in the face by a puck and broke his nose. ... Red Wings goalie Dominik Hasek, who got the win Friday night, was given a day off to rest and did not make the trip to Minnesota. Joey MacDonald was on the bench as the Wings' backup.

scoring summary
1st Period
2nd Period
3rd Period
SHG - Mikko Koivu (9) ASST: Pascal Dupuis (2)
1 - 0 MIN
Tomas Holmstrom (5) ASST: Henrik Zetterberg (9), Nicklas Lidstrom (22)
1 - 1 Tie
Kris Draper (5) ASST: Johan Franzen (7), Kirk Maltby (3)
2 - 1 DET
Mark Parrish (10) ASST: Keith Carney (5), Pavol Demitra (13)
2 - 2 Tie
OT Period
Pierre-Marc Bouchard (6) ASST: Wes Walz (4)
3 - 2 MIN
penalty summary
1st Period
Kim Johnsson  Tripping against  Pavel Datsyuk
2nd Period
Niklas Kronwall  Tripping against  Mark Parrish
Kim Johnsson  Hooking against  Henrik Zetterberg
Mathieu Schneider  Interference against  Wyatt Smith
Martin Skoula  Holding against  Robert Lang
Jiri Hudler  Holding the stick against  Wyatt Smith
3rd Period
Keith Carney  Hooking against  Kirk Maltby
OT Period
goalie stats
Chris Osgood
Chris Osgood
SA: 35TOI: 60:45
Saves: 32EV: 24 - 26
PIM: 0PP: 6 - 6
SV%: .914SH: 2 - 3
Manny Fernandez
Manny Fernandez
SA: 32TOI: 60:45
Saves: 30EV: 26 - 28
PIM: 0PP: 4 - 4
SV%: .938SH: 0 - 0 is the official Web site of the Detroit Red Wings. Detroit Red Wings and are trademarks of the Detroit Red Wings. NHL, the NHL Shield and the word mark NHL Winter Classic are registered trademarks and Original Six is a trademark of the National Hockey League. All NHL logos and marks and NHL team logos and marks as well as all other proprietary materials depicted herein are the property of the NHL and the respective NHL teams and may not be reproduced without the prior written consent of NHL Enterprises, L.P. Copyright © 1999-2015 Detroit Red Wings and the National Hockey League. All Rights Reserved.
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