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Senators Fall 5-3 Against Detroit - Game Recap

The Red Wings beat Ottawa 5-3 on Friday, earning a victory backstopped by Jimmy Howard's 29 saves.

Detroit was favored by -210 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 5.5.

Nicklas Lidstrom, Todd Bertuzzi, Jiri Hudler, Ian White, and Cory Emmerton each scored for the Red Wings in the victory. Bertuzzi opened the scoring for Detroit, finding the back of the net at 16:01 of the first period. The goal was assisted by Darren Helm and Jakub Kindl.

Jimmy Howard turned in a 29-save effort for the Red Wings.

Ottawa got goals from Milan Michalek (2) and Filip Kuba in the loss, but it wasn't enough.

Ottawa got a 34-stop effort from Craig Anderson in the loss.

On the power play, Detroit went 0-for-5, while the Senators were 2-for-3 with the man advantage.

Ottawa lost the shots on goal battle to Detroit by a margin of 39-32.

Detroit heads into a battle against the Avalanche. Ottawa, meanwhile, will have their next action against Toronto.