Miettinen sparks Wild early in 5-2 win over Wings

Antti Miettinen got Minnesota going with a pair of first-period goals, and Detroit's defense fell apart down the stretch in the Wild's 5-2 victory over the Red Wings on Wednesday night. Josh Harding made the early scores hold up with 26 saves for Minnesota, which improved to 6-0-1 in its last seven home games. Detroit's 4-3 shootout victory last week is the only blemish. Miettinen, who has 15 goals this season, had his third two-goal game in his last seven games. Pavel Datsyuk had two goals in the first period himself for the Red Wings, who have found themselves in a real fight for a playoff spot for the first time in years. (Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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