Patrick Eaves was the difference, potting a pair for Detroit on Wednesday as the Red Wings skated off with a 6-3 victory over the Coyotes at Jobing.com Arena.
The Red Wings were a -125 favorite in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 5.5.
Patrick Eaves (2), Todd Bertuzzi, Tomas Holmstrom, Danny Cleary, and Niklas Kronwall each scored for the Red Wings in the victory. Holmstrom opened the scoring for Detroit, finding the back of the net at 3:47 of the first period. The goal was assisted by Pavel Datsyuk and Mike Modano.
Jimmy Howard turned in a 24-save effort for the Red Wings.
Phoenix got goals from Shane Doan, Taylor Pyatt, and Martin Hanzal in the loss, but it wasn't enough.
Ilya Bryzgalov stopped 34 of 39 shots for the Coyotes, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
Detroit scored 1 time on 3 chances on the power play, while Phoenix went 1-for-2 with the man advantage.
Phoenix lost the shots on goal battle to Detroit by a margin of 39-27.