DETROIT (AP) -- Darren McCarty had a goal and an assist and Kirk Maltby added two assists as the Detroit Red Wings defeated the Minnesota Wild 4-2 on Monday night.
Detroit outshot Minnesota 42-18.
Down 3-0 in the third period, Minnesota got a short-handed goal from Darby Hendrickson with 8:25 left and an even-strength goal from Marian Gaborik with 3:20 remaining to close to 3-2.
Kris Draper clinched it for the Red Wings with an empty-net goal with 23.7 seconds left.
McCarty gave Detroit a 1-0 lead with 2:51 left in the first period when his wrist shot from the inside edge of the left circle beat Minnesota goaltender Manny Fernandez high to the glove side.
Luc Robitaille's power-play goal 5:52 into the second period gave Detroit a 2-0 lead as Robitaille chipped his own rebound past Fernandez. It was the 608th goal of Robitaille's career and it ties him for 11th place all-time with former Red Wing Dino Ciccarelli.
Robitaille is two goals away from tying Bobby Hull, Red Wing teammate Brett Hull's father, for the all-time record for most goals by a left wing.
Steve Duchesne, who returned after missing five games with a knee injury, made it 3-0 with 1:57 left when he put in a one-timer from the inside edge of the left circle.
Notes: Usually a center, Detroit's Sergei Fedorov played mostly defense on Monday night. He only played forward when the Red Wings were killing a penalty. He has played defense before a few times in his 12-season career. The last time was late in the 1996-97 season . . . Red Wings captain, center Steve Yzerman, missed his third game because of a bruised ankle. ... The Red Wings' healthy scratches were defenseman Fredrik Olausson and Maxim Kuznetsov. Scratched for Minnesota were left wing and leading scorer Andrew Brunette and defenseman Brad Bombadir.
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