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Post Game Notes vs. Detroit (Dec. 26)

Sunday, 12.26.2010 / 8:31 PM CT / Minnesota Wild | Features
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Post Game Notes vs. Detroit (Dec. 26)
G Jimmy Howard made 16 saves and LW Henrik Zetterberg notched a goal and an assist, as the Detroit Red Wings defeated the Minnesota Wild 4-1 in front of an overflow sellout crowd of 19,277 – the fifth-largest regular season crowd at Xcel Energy Center.

D Brent Burns scored a PPG and G Niklas Backstrom made 23 saves for Minnesota, which is at Columbus on Monday before returning home to host San Jose on Wednesday.

D Brent Burns notched his 10th goal this season, becoming the first defenseman in Wild history to reach the 10-goal plateau twice. He set the team record in 2007-08 with 15 goals. Only five defensemen have reached the mark, including Burns.

The Wild had a three-game win streak snapped, tied for its season-high. Minnesota had outscored opponents 10-3 in those three games.

Minnesota lost in regulation for the first time in six home games (2-1-3) against Detroit.

The Wild fell to 2-3-3 all-time on Dec. 26.
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