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Recap - Red Wings Defeat Phoenix 4-2

The Red Wings beat Phoenix 4-2 on Wednesday, earning a victory backstopped by Jimmy Howard.

The Red Wings were a -158 favorite in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 5.5.

Detroit got goals from Brian Rafalski, Pavel Datsyuk, Jiri Hudler, and Johan Franzen in the victory. Datsyuk opened the scoring at 7:38 of the second period.

Jimmy Howard stopped 26 of 28 Phoenix shots in the victory.

Radim Vrbata and Kyle Turris scored for the Coyotes, finding the net behind Jimmy Howard.

Ilya Bryzgalov stopped 32 of 36 shots for the Coyotes, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

On the power play, Detroit went 1-for-3, while the Coyotes were 0-for-6 with the man advantage.

Phoenix lost the shots on goal battle to Detroit by a margin of 36-28.