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Detroit vs Florida Wrap - Detroit Wins 3-1

The Red Wings earned a 3-1 victory over the Panthers on Thursday at BB&T Center.

Detroit was favored by -121 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 5.

Detroit got goals from Daniel Alfredsson, Brian Lashoff, and Gustav Nyquist in the victory. Alfredsson opened the scoring at 6:30 of the second period.

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

Florida got a goal from Scottie Upshall in the loss, but it wasn't enough.

Tim Thomas stopped 30 of 32 shots for the Panthers, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

On the power play, Detroit went 1-for-7, while the Panthers were 0-for-3 with the man advantage.

Florida lost the shots on goal battle to Detroit by a margin of 33-24.

Next game, Detroit takes its act on the road to face Tampa Bay looking for another win. For Florida, they head on the road to face Carolina.