Minnesota vs Detroit Wrap - Minnesota Wins 4-3
The Wild earned a 4-3 victory over Detroit on Friday behind a 41-save performance from Jose Theodore at Joe Louis Arena.
Minnesota was an underdog by +220 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 5.5.
John Madden, Mikko Koivu, Brent Burns, and Cal Clutterbuck each scored for the Wild in the victory. Burns opened the scoring for Minnesota, finding the back of the net at 8:16 of the first period. The goal was assisted by Martin Havlat and Casey Wellman.
Jose Theodore stopped 41 of 44 Detroit shots in the victory.
Patrick Eaves, Johan Franzen, and Darren Helm scored for the Red Wings, finding the net behind Jose Theodore.
Jimmy Howard stopped 23 of 27 shots for the Red Wings, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, Minnesota went 0-for-3, while the Red Wings were 1-for-4 with the man advantage.
Minnesota lost the shots on goal battle to Detroit by a margin of 44-27.
Next game, Minnesota takes its act home to face New York looking for another win. For Detroit, they head home to face Calgary.