Series (Game 1 of 4)

Detroit leads 3-1

Game 1: Friday, November 11th
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Game 2: Tuesday, January 3rd
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Game 3: Monday, January 30th
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Game 4: Sunday, April 2nd
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Wild 1

(8-8-2, 18 pts)

Red Wings 3

(15-2-1, 31 pts)

7:30 PM ET, November 11, 2005

Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, Michigan

1 2 3 T
MIN 0 0 11
DET 0 2 13

J. Williams (Red Wings - RW): Goals: 1, Assists: 0

J. Franzen (Red Wings - LW): Goals: 1, Assists: 0

H. Zetterberg (Red Wings - LW): Goals: 0, Assists: 1

Minnesota (8-7-2) at Detroit (14-2-1) 7:30 pm EST

Minnesota (8-7-2) at Detroit (14-2-1), 7:30 pm EST

DETROIT (Ticker) -- The Detroit Red Wings bring the league's best record and a high-powered offense into Friday's matchup against the stingy Minnesota Wild.

The Red Wings have won two straight following a two-game slide and have scored a Western Conference-best 68 goals. They also have allowed the fewest goals (37) in the conference.

Robert Lang scored 1:39 into overtime to lift Detroit to a 5-4 triumph over his former club, the Los Angeles Kings, on Wednesday. Tomas Holmstrom scored twice and has seven goals in his last four games.

Goaltender Manny Legace looked somewhat rusty against the Kings after missing the previous three contests with a sprained knee but did stop 37 of 41 shots to improve to 11-1.

Minnesota, which has given up only 39 goals this season, surrendered three first-period tallies in a 4-2 loss to Phoenix on Tuesday. Dwayne Roloson made seven saves before being replaced after the first period.

Detroit was 2-0-2 against Minnesota in 2003-04.