The battle between the Red Wings and Jets didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Winnipeg was handed a 7-1 defeat on Saturday at Joe Louis Arena.
Bettors who backed the Red Wings were rewarded as -225 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 5.5.
Detroit got goals from Jiri Hudler (2), Todd Bertuzzi, Henrik Zetterberg, Valtteri Filppula, Drew Miller, and Chris Conner in the victory. Bertuzzi opened the scoring at 6:47 of the first period.
Jimmy Howard turned in a 29-save effort for the Red Wings.
Winnipeg got a goal from Bryan Little in the loss, but it wasn't enough.
Ondrej Pavelec stopped 19 of 26 shots for the Jets, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, Detroit went 0-for-3, while the Jets were 0-for-2 with the man advantage.
Detroit lost the shots on goal battle to Winnipeg by a margin of 30-29.
Detroit heads into a battle against the Penguins. Winnipeg, meanwhile, will have their next action against Minnesota.