Skip to main content
Updated:
Original:

Koivu scores twice in the third to lift the Wild over Red Wings

Author:

Detroit Red Wings 1

Minnesota Wild 3

The Minnesota Wild scored two goals in the third period to put away a 3-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings Monday night at the Xcel Energy Center.

1. Dubnyk shines after Kuemper's late scratch

First it was going to be Darcy Kuemper in net when the Wild were set to face the Red Wings Monday, but then after Kuemper was a late scratch from the lineup, it was once again Devan Dubnyk.

Dubnyk suffered a minor injury in practice Sunday. Wild coach Mike Yeo did not believe that Dubnyk would be able to go, but with Kuemper out, Dubnyk started and played well for Minnesota.

He stopped 28-of-29 in net.

2. Crazy finish

On a night when the teams could muster just one goal through the first 57 minutes, a pair of late goals made for an interesting finish.

First Mikko Koivu appeared to give the Wild a little breathing room with his third period goal, putting Minnesota up 2-0. Koivu's ninth of the season came on a slap shot with helpers from Matt Dumba and Zach Parise.

This embed is invalid

Seconds later, Detroit answered to make it a 2-1 game with 1:57 to play.

But Koivu ended it with his second goal of the night into an empty Detroit net.

3. Parise adds a pair of helpers

Parise has been a big part of Minnesota's success this season – mostly for his ability to score goals. But Monday night, it was his playmaking ability that made an impact, especially late.

Parise picked up assists on both of Koivu's third period goal. He now has 11 on the season.

Tweet of the Night:

Charlie Coyle getting tricky with the stick!

Up Next:

The Wild return to the ice on New Year's Eve at St. Louis.

Next Up

police lights

St. Cloud mother arrested after 3-month-old baby found dead

Officers discovered the baby during a welfare check Sunday.

Merwin Liquors Mounds View

Police shoot, kill man inside Mounds View liquor store

It follows an alleged armed carjacking outside a nearby Aldi.

Dalvin Cook

Report: Dalvin Cook has dislocated shoulder, will undergo MRI

The Vikings running back was carted off the field in Sunday's loss to the 49ers.

Kirk Cousins

Watch: Kirk Cousins lines up under guard on critical 4th down play

Kirk Cousins went "Full Kirk" at the worst possible time.

Dalvin Cook

Dalvin Cook injured, Vikings drop crucial game against 49ers

The Vikings couldn't stop the Niners' rushing attack in a 34-26 loss.

Flickr - police lights squad siren - Edward Kimmel

Man airlifted to a hospital after police shooting in Forest Lake

Police allege that the man presented a threat to officers.

Minnesota Wild

Wild's two third-period goals take down the Lightning

Ryan Hartman's go-ahead goal defeated the two-time defending champions.

Byron Buxton

Reports: Twins reach extension with Byron Buxton

The long-term deal locks in one of the Twins' franchise players.

Justin Jefferson

Vikings-49ers: 5 things you can count on

Sunday's matchup is a pivotal game in the NFC playoff picture.

Gopher Football

Watch: Gophers troll Badgers with 'Jump Around' after Saturday's win

First they took Paul Bunyan's Axe. Then they took their tradition.

Related