Red Wings vs Penguins Final: 5-4 - Recap

Red Wings vs Penguins Final: 5-4 - Recap

Jimmy Howard stopped 39 of 43 shots fired at him by Pittsburgh, as the Red Wings skated to a 5-4 victory Thursday at Joe Louis Arena.

Bettors who backed the Red Wings were rewarded as +130 underdogs at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 5.5.

Detroit got goals from Daniel Alfredsson (2), Todd Bertuzzi, Tomas Tatar, and Gustav Nyquist in the victory. Alfredsson opened the scoring at 7:21 of the first period.

Jimmy Howard stopped 39 of 43 Pittsburgh shots in the victory.

Evgeni Malkin (2), Craig Adams, and Lee Stempniak scored for the Penguins, finding the net behind Jimmy Howard.

Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 25 of 30 shots for the Penguins, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

On the power play, Detroit went 1-for-6, while the Penguins were 1-for-5 with the man advantage.

Detroit lost the shots on goal battle to Pittsburgh by a margin of 43-30.

Next game, Detroit takes its act on the road to face Minnesota looking for another win. For Pittsburgh, they head home to face Tampa Bay.