Series (Game 2 of 2)

Series tied 1-1

Game 1: Tuesday, September 19th
Red Wings2Final
Game 2: Wednesday, September 27th
Red Wings5

Wild 3

(2-2-0, 4 pts)

Red Wings 5

(3-1-2, 8 pts)

7:30 PM ET, September 27, 2006

Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, Michigan

1 2 3 T
MIN 1 1 13
DET 0 1 45

J. Williams (RW):

P. Datsyuk (C):

P. Dupuis (RW):

Detroit 5, Minnesota 3

DETROIT (AP) -- Jason Williams had two goals and an assist to lift the Detroit Red Wings to a 5-3 preseason win over the Minnesota Wild on Wednesday night.

Detroit (3-1-2) also got a goal and an assist from Pavel Datsyuk and goals by Mikael Samuelsson and Dan Cleary. Tomas Holmstrom had three assists, and Niklas Kronwall added two helpers.

Cleary's goal 9:42 into the third period broke a 3-3 tie, and Williams' second goal, on a power play, clinched it 5-3 with 4:42 left to play.

Pascal Dupuis, Pierre-Marc Bouchard and Mikko Koivu got the goals for the Wild (2-2), and Brian Rolston had two assists.

Dupuis opened the scoring for the Wild 7:21 into the first period.

Williams scored for Detroit early in the second period, but Bouchard's 5-on-3 power-play goal restored Minnesota's lead.

Samuelsson's goal tied the score at 2-all just 1:16 into the third period.

Koivu's power-play goal at 8:13 of the third period gave Minnesota a 3-2 lead, but Datsyuk tied the contest just 38 seconds later.

Dominik Hasek had 21 saves for Detroit, and Manny Fernandez stopped 35 shots for Minnesota.

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