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Red Wings Vs. Wild: Detroit Loses In Overtime

The Detroit Red Wings opened November the same way they finished October: by losing to the Minnesota Wild.

The Red Wings lost for the fifth consecutive game on Tuesday, falling 2-1 in overtime to the Minnesota Wild in Detroit. The loss marks the second time in just four days that Detroit dropped a game to the Wild -- they lost 1-0 in Minnesota on Saturday.

Devin Setoguchi netted a power-play goal just 1:33 into overtime to propel the Stars to a 2-1 comeback win over sagging Detroit. Niklas Lidstrom gave Detroit the lead in the first period, but the team could not break through after that against Josh Harding, who finished with 36 saves for Minnesota. Mikkou Koivu tied the game with just a minute to go for Minnesota, and the Stars finished Detroit off quickly in overtime.

Detroit started the season as the hottest team in the NHL, winning its first five games while racking up 18 goals in that timeframe. But the team's offense has deserted them ever since, scoring just five goals total in the past five games. They Red Wings, who have dipped all the way to 12th in the Western Conference standings, will try to snap the prolonged losing streak when they host the Calgary Flames on Thursday, Nov. 3.