Red Wings Down Los Angeles 3-2 - Match Report
Detroit got a 45-save performance from Jimmy Howard as the Red Wings handed Los Angeles a 3-2 loss on Sunday at Joe Louis Arena.
Detroit was an underdog by +100 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went PUSH the consensus closing total of 5.
Pavel Datsyuk, Jonathan Ericsson, and Damien Brunner each scored for the Red Wings in the victory. Datsyuk opened the scoring for Detroit, finding the back of the net at 5:44 of the first period. The goal was assisted by Henrik Zetterberg and Niklas Kronwall.
Jimmy Howard turned in a 45-save effort for the Red Wings.
Los Angeles got goals from Anze Kopitar and Alec Martinez in the loss, but it wasn't enough.
Jonathan Quick stopped 28 of 31 shots for the Kings, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, Detroit went 1-for-4, while the Kings were 0-for-3 with the man advantage.
Los Angeles outshot Detroit 47-31 in the game.
Detroit heads into a battle against the Blues. Los Angeles, meanwhile, will have their next action against St. Louis.