Detroit Ices Minnesota 4-2 - Recap
The Wild came up short Sunday against the Red Wings, falling 4-2.
Detroit was favored by -265 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 5.5.
Nicklas Lidstrom, Tomas Holmstrom, Johan Franzen, and Darren Helm each scored for the Red Wings in the victory. Helm opened the scoring for Detroit, finding the back of the net at 2:46 of the first period. The goal was assisted by Patrick Eaves and Brian Rafalski.
Jimmy Howard turned in a 27-save effort for the Red Wings.
Brad Staubitz and Carson McMillan scored for the Wild, finding the net behind Jimmy Howard.
Jose Theodore stopped 30 of 34 shots for the Wild, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, Detroit went 1-for-3, while the Wild were 0-for-5 with the man advantage.
Minnesota lost the shots on goal battle to Detroit by a margin of 34-29.
Next game, Detroit takes its act on the road to face Carolina looking for another win. For Minnesota, they head on the road to face Vancouver.