The Red Wings have regained first in the Western Conference by themselves tonight. A soaring 4-1 over the Wild have the Wings headed to 50 points with one more win tonight vs the Avalanche. The Wings are in much better shape then last year. But here is the recap of last nights game:
At 4:38 in the first, Henrik Zetterburg gave the Wings the early 1-0 lead. Danny Cleary made it two goals at 8:59, putting the Wings in a comfortable shape early against the Wild. That was all the scoring in the first.
The Second period was not much different, just that the Wings scored two more goals giving them a 4-0 lead. The first goal was scored by Kris Draper at 5:30 into the second, the Wings had a commanding 3-0 lead, which just grew. Holmstrom got a power play goal at 13:50, giving the Wings a 4-0 lead, which they brought into the 3rd period.
Nothing really happened through most of the 3rd period, only scoring was a power play goal for the Wild with 16:20 played by Brent Burns.
A main part of the game, was after two periods, Minnesota fans booed the Wild off the ice. The Wild had 19,227. It was the fifth largest crowd of Minnesota Wild history.