It came down to a shootout and Ilya Bryzgalov foiled the opposition in a 5-4 victory for Phoenix over Detroit Saturday.
Phoenix was an underdog by +105 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 5.5.
Radim Vrbata clinched the win with a shootout goal in round 2 for the Coyotes. Ray Whitney, Martin Hanzal, Kyle Turris, and Mikkel Boedker each scored for the Coyotes in the victory. Turris opened the scoring for Phoenix, finding the back of the net at 18:41 of the first period. The goal was assisted by Adrian Aucoin and Brett MacLean.
Ilya Bryzgalov turned in a 22-save effort for the Coyotes.
Detroit got goals from Johan Franzen, Valtteri Filppula, Drew Miller, and Darren Helm in the loss, but it wasn't enough.
Detroit got a 32-stop effort from Jimmy Howard in the loss.
On the power play, Phoenix went 0-for-5, while the Red Wings were 1-for-3 with the man advantage.
Detroit lost the shots on goal battle to Phoenix by a margin of 36-26.
Next game, Phoenix takes its act home to face Vancouver looking for another win. For Detroit, they head home to face Los Angeles.