Series (Game 2 of 4)
Detroit leads 3-1
(19-17-4, 42 pts)
(26-10-3, 55 pts)
7:00 PM ET, January 3, 2006
Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, Michigan
D. Roloson (Wild - G): Saves: 43, Save Pct.: .956
F. Kuba (Wild - D): Goals: 1, Assists: 0
T. Holmstrom (Red Wings - LW): Goals: 2, Assists: 0
Minnesota (18-17-4) at Detroit (26-9-3) 7:00 pm EST
DETROIT (Ticker) -- The red-hot Detroit Red Wings look to win
their sixth straight contest when they host the Minnesota Wild
Since dropping a 3-2 overtime decision to the Florida Panthers
on December 15, the Red Wings have scored a total of 22 goals
during their five-game surge.
Detroit overcame a sluggish first period Saturday to post a 5-2
victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom and Mikael Samuelsson both tallied
twice for the Red Wings, who enter Tuesday with a league-best
25.1 percent power-play conversion rate.
Lidstrom has been an offensive force of late, scoring six goals
and collecting 20 points in his last 14 games.
The Red Wings will have to keep up their torrid offensive pace
against a Wild squad which has won six of its last eight
Manny Fernandez stopped 26 shots Saturday as Minnesota outlasted
the Vancouver Canucks, 4-3.
Rookie defenseman Kurtis Foster scored a goal and assisted on
another for the Wild, who are just 7-11-3 on the road this