Detroit Skates Past Phoenix 3-2 - Recap
Detroit earned a 3-2 victory over Phoenix on Thursday, but needed a shootout to do it at Jobing.com Arena.
Detroit was favored by -155 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 5.5.
The win was clinched by Niklas Kronwall, who beat Mike Smith in a shootout to gain the extra point in the standings for Detroit. Detroit got goals from Todd Bertuzzi and Ian White in the victory. White opened the scoring at 1:36 of the second period.
Jimmy Howard turned in a 31-save effort for the Red Wings.
Raffi Torres and Gilbert Brule scored for the Coyotes, finding the net behind Jimmy Howard.
Phoenix got a 33-stop effort from Mike Smith in the loss.
On the power play, Detroit went 0-for-5, while the Coyotes were 0-for-2 with the man advantage.
Detroit outshot Phoenix 35-33 in the game.
Next game, Detroit takes its act home to face Columbus looking for another win. For Phoenix, they head home to face Tampa Bay.