Detroit vs Anaheim Wrap - Detroit Wins 5-4
Johan Franzen scored a pair of goals against the Ducks as Detroit handed Anaheim a 5-4 defeat on Thursday at Honda Center.
Detroit was an underdog by +125 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 5.
Johan Franzen (2), Justin Abdelkader, Gustav Nyquist, and Damien Brunner each scored for the Red Wings in the victory. Abdelkader opened the scoring for Detroit, finding the back of the net at 0:48 of the first period. The goal was assisted by Pavel Datsyuk.
Jimmy Howard turned in a 28-save effort for the Red Wings.
Saku Koivu, Ryan Getzlaf, Bobby Ryan, and Kyle Palmieri scored for the Ducks, finding the net behind Jimmy Howard.
Jonas Hiller stopped 27 of 32 shots for the Ducks, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, Detroit went 3-for-6, while the Ducks were 1-for-5 with the man advantage.