Recap - Red Wings Defeat Minnesota 5-3

Recap - Red Wings Defeat Minnesota 5-3

Todd Bertuzzi scored twice to lead the Red Wings over Minnesota 5-3 on Friday at Joe Louis Arena.

Detroit won as a -115 favorite, while Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 5.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Detroit got goals from Todd Bertuzzi (2), Pavel Datsyuk, Henrik Zetterberg, and Damien Brunner in the victory. Brunner opened the scoring at 0:13 of the second period.

Jimmy Howard turned in a 23-save effort for the Red Wings.

Zach Parise (2) and Tom Gilbert scored for the Wild, finding the net behind Jimmy Howard.

Josh Harding stopped 22 of 27 shots for the Wild, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

On the power play, Detroit went 2-for-5, while the Wild were 1-for-8 with the man advantage.

Minnesota lost the shots on goal battle to Detroit by a margin of 27-26.

Detroit looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Blackhawks. The Wild will aim to get back on the winning track at St. Louis.