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