Just five nights after scoring two goals in a 6-4 win over the Colorado Avalanche, Devin Setoguchi stayed hot with a big game against the Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday night. Setoguchi scored two goals to help the Minnesota Wild run their win streak to four games, as they defeated the Red Wings by a 4-2 score. The Wild also held on to the top spot in the Northwest Division, as Setoguchi continues his March hot streak.
Kyle Brodziak and Mikko Koivu also scored goals for the Wild on Wednesday night, with two goals coming on the power play. With nine goals in 10 games, the Wild’s improvement with the man-advantage has been a huge factor in their climb to the division lead. Setoguchi now has eight goals and 11 points in March, including six goals in the last five games. He continues to click on a second line that also features Pierre-Marc Bouchard and Matt Cullen. Only three players have more points than Setoguchi this season (Ryan Suter, Koivu and Zach Parise) and only one (Parise) has scored as many goals. The deal that sent Brent Burns from the Wild to the San Jose Sharks continues to work out well for the Wild, who not only got Setoguchi in return but also got Charlie Coyle, who has played some big minutes while netting three goals and six points as a rookie.
Setoguchi remains on pace to improve on the 19 goals and 36 points he recorded as a first-year member of the Wild last season, despite the 2013 season being just 48 games. The Wild are off until Staurday, when they will put their win streak on the line against Setoguchi’s former team, the Sharks.