DETROIT -- With playoffs nearing the Minnesota Wild picked up an unwanted 3-2 loss last (Friday) night against the Detroit Red Wings.

Dylan Larkin scored on a power play in the first period and then Tomas Tatar put Detroit up 2-0 in the second period.

Later in the game Jonas Brodin scored for Minnesota in the second, but Detroit's Riley Sheahan got a goal 2:08 into the third.

Mikael Granlund scored for the Wild 9:43 into the third but couldn't find the back of the net for the remainder of the game.

The game had playoff implications for both teams. Detroit remained one point behind Boston for third place in the Atlantic Division, while Minnesota entered the night with a five-point lead on Colorado for the final Western Conference wild-card spot.

Minnesota (38-30-11) is at Winnipeg on Sunday.