St. Paul, MN – Johan Franzen's power-play goal late in 2.
Franzen and Ian White each had a goal and an assist for the Red Wings, who are off to a 4-0 start for the first time since the 1997-98 season, when they went 5-0 with a tie.
Jiri Hudler had a goal for Detroit, which got 12 saves from Jimmy Howard.
Cal Clutterbuck and Greg Zanon lit the lamp for the Wild, who have lost three of four since opening the year with a win over the Blue Jackets.
Josh Harding stopped 38-of-41 shots in defeat.