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Detroit Skates Past Phoenix 3-2 - Recap

Detroit earned a 3-2 victory over Phoenix on Thursday, but needed a shootout to do it at Jobing.com Arena.

Detroit was favored by -155 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 5.5.

The win was clinched by Niklas Kronwall, who beat Mike Smith in a shootout to gain the extra point in the standings for Detroit. Detroit got goals from Todd Bertuzzi and Ian White in the victory. White opened the scoring at 1:36 of the second period.

Jimmy Howard turned in a 31-save effort for the Red Wings.

Raffi Torres and Gilbert Brule scored for the Coyotes, finding the net behind Jimmy Howard.

Phoenix got a 33-stop effort from Mike Smith in the loss.

On the power play, Detroit went 0-for-5, while the Coyotes were 0-for-2 with the man advantage.

Detroit outshot Phoenix 35-33 in the game.

Next game, Detroit takes its act home to face Columbus looking for another win. For Phoenix, they head home to face Tampa Bay.