If your a Wild fan than you obviously know that the Wild lost in an 8 round shootout giving the Wings a needed win snapping a 3 game losing streak. The Wings have now had 4 close games in a row, each of the three losses losing by only a goal. This time they won by a goal. Action for the Wings went underway when Todd Bertuzzi recieved a give and go up ice to run away with it on the break away and score the Wings first goal of the game. But the Wild would come back to tie with a goal from Robbie Earl to knot it up at 1. Patrick Eves on a wild slap shot from near the point would give Detroit the 2-1 lead early in the 3rd. Then from a pass from Meech to Miller Detroit would jump ahead 3-1. Late in the final period Minnesota would go on the attack with two goals each a minute from eachother thanks to Martin Havlat and Andrew Brunette. Tied still after overtime both teams deadlocked 3-3 would go to an 8 round shoot out where the new addition Drew Miller would score to break it and give the Wings a much needed 2 points and end a 3 game losing streak.
Hoke was top notch at this aspect of his job.