By Dave Hart

Wild 3, Red Wings 1 – The Wild’s Mikko Koivu’s two-goal third period lifted Minnesota over the Red Wings on Monday night.

LSJ Logo incertPavel Datsyuk scored the Red Wings lone goal of the game.

Detroit goaltender Petr Mrazek took loss stopping 32 of 34 shots.

The Red Wings are now 18-11-7 on the season, good for 43 points and third place in the Atlantic Division.Eye on the D

Detroit will continue its road trip Tuesday night against the Winnipeg Jets.

Record: 18-11-7   43 pts

3rd Place in Atlantic Division (2 pts behind Montreal)

Tied for 5th Place in Eastern Conference (13 pts behind Washington)

3 pts ahead of Tampa Bay for the last playoff spot

Magic # to clinch 25th straight playoff berth: 91 pts

Magic # to clinch Atlantic Division title: 96 pts

Magic # to clinch Eastern Conference: 108 pts

Next Game: 12/29/2015 @ Winnipeg Jets 8:00 p.m. @ MTS Centre

Stats: Goals- Pavel Datsyuk (4). Assists- Justin Abdelkader (9), Brendan Smith (6). Goaltender- Petr Mrazek L (11-7-3) 32 saves on 34 shots.