ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) --The Minnesota Wild have had to work a bit harder to generate any offense this season. That's what made Jason Zucker zooming past everybody for a highlight-reel goal such a welcome sight.
Dany Heatley, Zucker and Torrey Mitchell all scored in the second period to rally Minnesota over the Detroit Red Wings 3-2 on Sunday night.
It was Minnesota's first regulation win since Jan. 29 and just the second time it scored at least three goals in regulation over the last nine games.
"It's big. I'm not going to sit here and say this makes our season," Wild coach Mike Yeo said. "We've still got a lot of work to do and we're focused on continuing to get better as a group. But this is huge."
Damien Brunner and Pavel Datsyuk scored for Detroit, which has lost three straight for the first time since March 10-21 of last season.
"You have to win and get points in this league, otherwise you lose sight of things in a hurry," Red Wings coach Mike Babcock said. "Right now, we're tak...