The Red Wings lead the Western Conference with 71 points but
have dropped three of their last four and have seen their
division lead over the second-place Nashville Predators shrink
to just three points.
One of the NHL's top offensive clubs, Detroit has scored a total
of six goals over its last four contests.
The Red Wings could not hold on to a late one-goal lead over the
Dallas Stars on Saturday and eventually dropped a 2-1 decision
in a shootout.
Tomas Holmstrom scored the lone goal for Detroit, which fell to
4-5 in overtime contests this season.
The Red Wings hope to get back on track against a Wild squad
which had their franchise-record five-game winning streak
Todd White tallied twice and added an assist, but Minnesota
yielded three goals over a span of 11 minutes and dropped a 4-3
decision to the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Pierre-Marc Bouchard scored a goal and assisted on another in
the contest for the Wild, who have won four straight home