Red Wings Down Florida 4-3 - Match Report
Todd Bertuzzi scored a pair of goals against the Panthers as Detroit handed Florida a 4-3 defeat on Friday at BankAtlantic Center.
Detroit was favored by -125 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 5.5.
Detroit got goals from Todd Bertuzzi (2), Danny Cleary, and Pavel Datsyuk in the victory. Bertuzzi opened the scoring at 1:21 of the first period.
Joey MacDonald turned in a 29-save effort for the Red Wings.
Radek Dvorak, Stephen Weiss, and Dennis Wideman scored for the Panthers, finding the net behind Joey MacDonald.
Tomas Vokoun stopped 26 of 30 shots for the Panthers, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, Detroit went 0-for-3, while the Panthers were 1-for-4 with the man advantage.
Detroit lost the shots on goal battle to Florida by a margin of 32-30.
Next game, Detroit takes its act on the road to face Minnesota looking for another win. For Florida, they head on the road to face Tampa Bay.