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Detroit Skates Past Phoenix 5-2 - Recap

The Red Wings earned a 5-2 victory over the Coyotes on Thursday at Joe Louis Arena.

Detroit was favored by -153 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 5.5.

Detroit got goals from Todd Bertuzzi, Tomas Holmstrom, Jiri Hudler, Valtteri Filppula, and Darren Helm in the victory. Bertuzzi opened the scoring at 1:16 of the first period.

Jimmy Howard turned in a 30-save effort for the Red Wings.

Phoenix got goals from Radim Vrbata and Martin Hanzal in the loss, but it wasn't enough.

Jason LaBarbera stopped 20 of 21 shots for the Coyotes, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

On the power play, Detroit went 1-for-5, while the Coyotes were 1-for-5 with the man advantage.

Detroit looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Jets. The Coyotes will aim to get back on the winning track vs Minnesota.