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Red Wings 3, Wild 1

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 3:50 AM

Associated Press

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Red Wings 3, Wild 1
Minnesota Wild 1, Detroit Red Wings 3

DETROIT (AP) -The Detroit Red Wings jumped out to a lead and Dominik Hasek took care of the rest - as he usually does against the Wild.

Hasek made 32 saves and remained unbeaten in his career against Minnesota, leading Detroit to a 3-1 victory Wednesday night.

Johan Franzen had a goal and an assist for the Red Wings in their third consecutive game against Minnesota. Detroit won the first game and lost the second in overtime.

Kirk Maltby and Henrik Zetterberg also scored for the Red Wings, who led 3-0 less than seven minutes into the second period.

"I think we played really well for 35 minutes," said Hasek, who improved to 7-0-2 against the Wild. "After the third goal, we got a little sloppy defensively."

Pavol Demitra got Minnesota's goal, and Niklas Backstrom stopped 30 shots.

The rookie goaltender praised Hasek, who stopped 24 of 25 shots in the last two periods.

"He's proven he's one of the best and he's shown that age is just a number," Backstrom said. "It's how your body feels and how you work it. It's a great role model for a young goalie, how you should work and how you should play."

Detroit took a 1-0 lead just 16 seconds into the game, when Maltby was credited with the goal after a rebound off Backstrom's pads deflected in off defenseman Keith Carney's skate.

"It was a big thing to do to try and come back from that start," Minnesota coach Jacques Lemaire said.

The Red Wings increased their lead to 3-0 in the second period on goals by Zetterberg and Franzen.

Zetterberg scored from the slot 4:03 into the period, as he converted a pass from Pavel Datsyuk, for his 14th goal. Franzen put in a one-timer from the bottom of the left circle at 6:47.

It was then Hasek's turn to shine as the Wild began to apply pressure.

"We got a little sloppy late," said Maltby. "We've been relying a little too much on our goaltending lately."

Demitra finally put Minnesota on the board with 2:46 left in the middle period, when he put the rebound of a rebound past Hasek for his ninth goal.

But the veteran goalie was perfect after that.

"Obviously, having good goaltending is everything," Detroit coach Mike Babcock said. "Dom is playing well."

Notes: Detroit D Danny Markov returned after missing nine games with a broken hand. ... Minnesota LW Stephane Veilleux missed his third game with a broken nose and D Petteri Nummelin missed his fourth game with an upper body injury. ... Red Wings RW Mikael Samuelsson missed his fifth game with a groin injury. ... Detroit C Robert Lang left the contest after the first period because of the flu.

scoring summary
1st Period
00:16
DET
Kirk Maltby (2) ASST: Johan Franzen (8), Kris Draper (8)
1 - 0 DET
2nd Period
04:03
DET
Henrik Zetterberg (14) ASST: Pavel Datsyuk (19), Mathieu Schneider (21)
2 - 0 DET
06:47
DET
Johan Franzen (4) ASST: Josh Langfeld (1), Valtteri Filppula (2)
3 - 0 DET
17:14
MIN
Pavol Demitra (9) ASST: Mikko Koivu (15), Keith Carney (6)
3 - 1 DET
3rd Period
NONE
penalty summary
1st Period
02:58
MIN
Derek Boogaard  Cross checking against  Valtteri Filppula
10:29
DET
Nicklas Lidstrom  Hooking against  Pascal Dupuis
14:31
MIN
Wyatt Smith  Hooking against  Valtteri Filppula
16:44
MIN
Pascal Dupuis  Tripping against  Jason Williams
2nd Period
04:35
MIN
Derek Boogaard  Elbowing against  Jiri Hudler
3rd Period
01:01
MIN
Kurtis Foster  Cross checking against  Valtteri Filppula
05:02
DET
Mathieu Schneider  Interference
10:42
DET
Henrik Zetterberg  Hooking against  Mikko Koivu
12:16
MIN
Brian Rolston  Hooking against  Daniel Cleary
goalie stats
Niklas Backstrom
SA: 33TOI: 59:58
Saves: 30EV: 21 - 24
PIM: 0PP: 9 - 9
SV%: .909SH: 0 - 0
Dominik Hasek
Dominik Hasek
SA: 32TOI: 60:00
Saves: 31EV: 23 - 24
PIM: 0PP: 3 - 3
SV%: .969SH: 5 - 5
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