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Pittsburgh vs Detroit Wrap - Pittsburgh Wins 5-4

Pittsburgh vs Detroit Wrap - Pittsburgh Wins 5-4

Pittsburgh earned a 5-4 victory over Detroit on Monday, but needed a shootout to do it at Joe Louis Arena.

The Penguins were a +158 underdog in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 5.5.

James Neal clinched the win with a shootout goal in round 3 for the Penguins. Pittsburgh got goals from Pascal Dupuis (2), Chris Kunitz, and Tyler Kennedy in the victory. Dupuis opened the scoring at 15:14 of the first period.

Brent Johnson turned in a 37-save effort for the Penguins.

Detroit got goals from Mike Modano, Danny Cleary, Henrik Zetterberg, and Valtteri Filppula in the loss, but it wasn't enough.

Jimmy Howard stopped 11 of 15 shots for the Red Wings, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

On the power play, Pittsburgh went 0-for-3, while the Red Wings were 2-for-4 with the man advantage.

Pittsburgh lost the shots on goal battle to Detroit by a margin of 41-25.

Pittsburgh heads into a battle against the Flyers. Detroit, meanwhile, will have their next action against Vancouver.