Defenseman Matt Dumba notches 2 goals in Minnesota Wild’s 7-1 drubbing of Detroit Red Wings
By PAUL HARRIS
DETROIT — Defenseman Matt Dumba had two goals and an assist and the Minnesota Wild beat the Detroit Red Wings 7-1 on Thursday night.
Kevin Fiala had a goal and two assists, Ryan Hartman and Ryan Donato and had a goal and an assist each and Jordan Greenway and Eric Staal also scored for Minnesota, which is battling for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference and has won four of its last five. Mikko Koivu had two assists and Alex Stalock made 25 saves.
Anthony Mantha scored for Detroit, which owns the league’s worst record. The Red Wings have lost four straight in which they have been outscored 19-5.
“We didn’t show up for our goalies. We didn’t backcheck. We didn’t cover back doors,” Detroit’s Dylan Larkin said. “We just made it so easy on them to generate chance after chance. It’s extremely frustrating right now.”
Jimmy Howard stopped 12 shots before being replaced by Jonathan Bernier, who made seven saves. Howard is 0-18-2 since his last win on Oct. 29, has been pulled five times this season and has allowed nine goals on 33 shots in his last two games.