Bertuzzi’s 1st career hat trick carries Wings over Wild

A career night from Tyler Bertuzzi helped the Detroit Red Wings earn something positive in an otherwise negative stretch.Bertuzzi scored his first career hat trick to help Detroit earn a 5-2 win over the Minnesota Wild on Saturday in Saint Paul, Minn.The Red Wings won for just the second time in 11 games and also cooled off a Wild team that had won four of its previous five games.Detroit dominated, outshooting the Wild by 37-19 margin.After allowing a goal 13 seconds into the game against Winnipeg on Friday, the Red Wings pulled that trick on the Wild, scoring 24 seconds into the game to take a 1-0 lead.Bertuzzi camped himself near the front of the Minnesota goal and tipped home a shot from the point by Gustav Nyquist.The Wild answered later in the first period, tying the score at 1-1 with 3:00 left in the first on a goal by Luke Kunin, who skated in on a partial breakaway and beat Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard on the stick side.It was Kunin’s first goal of the season.

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