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Recap - Red Wings Defeat Buffalo 5-0

Detroit cruised to victory on Monday, earning an easy 5-0 win over the Sabres at Joe Louis Arena.

The Red Wings were a -240 favorite in the win. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 5.5.

Detroit got goals from Nicklas Lidstrom, Todd Bertuzzi, Henrik Zetterberg, Johan Franzen, and Darren Helm in the victory. Zetterberg opened the scoring at 5:20 of the first period.

Jimmy Howard turned in a 27-save effort for the Red Wings.

Ryan Miller stopped 9 of 14 shots for the Sabres, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

Detroit scored 0 times on 4 chances on the power play, while Buffalo went 0-for-3 with the man advantage.

Buffalo outshot Detroit 27-26 in the game.

Detroit looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Stars. The Sabres will aim to get back on the winning track at Chicago.