Detroit vs Minnesota Wrap - Detroit Wins 2-1
It came down to a shootout and Jimmy Howard foiled the opposition in a 2-1 victory for Detroit over Minnesota Sunday.
Detroit was favored by -130 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 5.5.
The win was clinched by Todd Bertuzzi, who beat Niklas Backstrom in a shootout to gain the extra point in the standings for Detroit. Detroit got goals from Nicklas Lidstrom in the victory. Lidstrom opened the scoring at 1:10 of the third period.
Jimmy Howard turned in a 25-save effort for the Red Wings.
Martin Havlat scored for the Wild, finding the net behind Jimmy Howard.
Minnesota got a 38-stop effort from Niklas Backstrom in the loss.
Detroit scored 0 times on 2 chances on the power play, while Minnesota went 0-for-3 with the man advantage.
Minnesota lost the shots on goal battle to Detroit by a margin of 39-26.
Next game, Detroit takes its act home to face San Jose looking for another win. For Minnesota, they head home to face Edmonton.