Florida vs Detroit Wrap - Florida Wins 5-4
Florida needed a shootout to earn a 5-4 victory over Detroit on Sunday in NHL action at Joe Louis Arena.
Florida was an underdog by +142 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 5.
Nick Bjugstad clinched the win with a shootout goal in round 1 for the Panthers. Florida got goals from Sean Bergenheim, Brad Boyes, Jesse Winchester, and Drew Shore in the victory. Bergenheim opened the scoring at 1:48 of the first period.
Tim Thomas turned in a 26-save effort for the Panthers.
Daniel Alfredsson, Tomas Tatar, Riley Sheahan, and Gustav Nyquist scored for the Red Wings, finding the net behind Tim Thomas.
Jonas Gustavsson stopped 33 of 37 shots for the Red Wings, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, Florida went 0-for-4, while the Red Wings were 1-for-4 with the man advantage.
Detroit lost the shots on goal battle to Florida by a margin of 37-30.
Next game, Florida takes its act on the road to face Boston looking for another win. For Detroit, they head on the road to face Philadelphia.