DETROIT – Brendan Shanahan and Jason Williams scored second-period goals to lift the Detroit Red Wings to a 3-1 win over the Minnesota Wild on Friday night.

Johan Franzen added a goal, and Manny Legace made 16 saves for the Red Wings, who have won three straight.

Randy Robitaille scored for Minnesota, outshot 37-17.

Shanahan and Williams connected to give Detroit a 2-0 lead in the middle period when the Red Wings held a 20-4 shots advantage.

Shanahan opened the scoring at 7:28 with his 10th goal. He put in a rebound from the bottom of the left circle off a shot from the point by Jiri Fischer.

Williams’ power-play goal at 9:26 made it 2-0. After sneaking in from the right point, Williams took a pass from Henrik Zetterberg and beat Manny Fernandez with a wrist shot from the bottom of the right circle, high to the short side.

Robitaille made it 2-1 with a power-play goal 8:26 into the third period. His shot from along the goal line to Legace’s left, bounced off the inside of one of the Detroit goaltender’s pads and into the net.

Franzen restored the Red Wings’ two-goal margin with 8:18 remaining when he put in the rebound of Mikael Samuelsson’s shot.

Detroit outshot Minnesota 10-6 in the scoreless first period.

Notes: Zetterberg has at least one point in 13 of Detroit’s 18 games. … Minnesota C Marc Chouinard (shoulder) and D Andrei Zyuzin (strained knee) both sat out. … Detroit C Pavel Datsyuk had his 10-game point streak snapped.

AP-ES-11-11-05 2234EST


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