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Red Wings Down Phoenix 3-2 - Match Report

Detroit needed a shootout to earn a 3-2 victory over Phoenix on Thursday in NHL action at Joe Louis Arena.

Bettors who backed the Red Wings were rewarded as -185 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 5.5.

Henrik Zetterberg clinched the win with a shootout goal in round 4 for the Red Wings. Detroit got goals from Johan Franzen and Valtteri Filppula in the victory. Filppula opened the scoring at 19:09 of the first period.

Jimmy Howard stopped 25 of 27 Phoenix shots in the victory.

Taylor Pyatt and Radim Vrbata scored for the Coyotes, finding the net behind Jimmy Howard.

Mike Smith stopped 40 of 42 shots for the Coyotes, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

On the power play, Detroit went 0-for-2, while the Coyotes were 0-for-2 with the man advantage.

Phoenix lost the shots on goal battle to Detroit by a margin of 42-27.

Detroit heads into a battle against the Blackhawks. Phoenix, meanwhile, will have their next action against Columbus.