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Harding, Wild Hand Red Wings 4th Straight Loss

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Pavol Demitra

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Josh Harding made 36 saves and Dany Heatley scored to lift the Minnesota Wild to a 1-0 victory over the slumping Detroit Red Wings on Saturday night.

Jimmy Howard made 19 saves for the Red Wings, who have lost four games in a row after a 5-0 start.

Heatley’s goal was his third of the season for the Wild, who overcame a 36-20 deficit in shots thanks to Harding’s steady play in net.

Niklas Backstrom’s backup has made only two starts for the Wild this season. Both of them have come at home, and Harding has stopped 74 of the 77 shots he’s faced. He had 38 saves in a 3-2 loss to Detroit two weeks ago.

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