Detroit vs Los Angeles Recap - Red Wings Win 7-4
Los Angeles was unable to break down Jimmy Howard on Monday, firing 39 shots but scoring only 4 times in a 7-4 loss against the Red Wings.
Detroit was an underdog by +120 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 5.5.
Detroit got goals from Drew Miller (2), Nicklas Lidstrom, Danny Cleary, Pavel Datsyuk, Jiri Hudler, and Darren Helm in the victory. Miller opened the scoring at 6:37 of the first period.
Jimmy Howard turned in a 35-save effort for the Red Wings.
Michal Handzus, Dustin Brown, Brad Richardson, and Wayne Simmonds scored for the Kings, finding the net behind Jimmy Howard.
Los Angeles got a 18-stop effort from Jonathan Quick in the loss.
On the power play, Detroit went 2-for-4, while the Kings were 1-for-4 with the man advantage.
Detroit lost the shots on goal battle to Los Angeles by a margin of 39-27.
Next game, Detroit takes its act on the road to face Anaheim looking for another win. For Los Angeles, they head home to face Phoenix.