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Rolling Red Wings seek sixth straight win vs. Wild

Minnesota (28-22-3) at Detroit (36-11-7) 7:30 p.m. EST

DETROIT (Ticker) -- The Detroit Red Wings are seeking a fresh

feat this season - build on a five-game winning streak.

Henrik Zetterberg and the Red Wings look to notch a sixth

straight victory for the first time this campaign when they host

the Minnesota Wild on Thursday.

Zetterberg and Pavel Datsyuk each recorded two goals and an

assist as Detroit extended its run Tuesday with a 5-3 triumph

over the Nashville Predators. It also improved to 4-0-0 since

Zetterberg signed a franchise-record 12-year contract extension

on January 29.

Marian Hossa added a score and defenseman Brian Rafalski notched

three assists for the Red Wings, who had dropped five in a row

prior to their current surge.

Ty Conklin, who posted his sixth shutout of the season in

Sunday's 3-0 win over Pittsburgh, made 18 saves and helped

Detroit to its third winning streak of five games this season.

The Red Wings will turn their attention to a team that is coming

off a thrilling victory of its own.

Antti Miettinen snapped a tie with 71 seconds remaining in the

third period, lifting the Wild to a 3-2 triumph over the

Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday.

Owen Nolan recorded a goal and an assist, Pierre-Marc Bouchard

also tallied and All-Star Niklas Backstrom made 20 saves for

Minnesota, which has won four of its last five.

After this contest, the Wild will embark on a three-game

homestand, beginning Saturday against the Ottawa Senators.


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