The battle between the Red Wings and Coyotes didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Phoenix was handed a 4-0 defeat on Monday at Joe Louis Arena.
Detroit was favored by -135 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 5.
Johan Franzen (2), Valtteri Filppula, and Damien Brunner each scored for the Red Wings in the victory. Franzen opened the scoring for Detroit, finding the back of the net at 2:37 of the first period. The goal was assisted by Damien Brunner and Henrik Zetterberg.
Jimmy Howard stopped 34 of 34 Phoenix shots in the victory.
Phoenix got a 19-stop effort from Mike Smith in the loss.
On the power play, Detroit went 3-for-5, while the Coyotes were 0-for-4 with the man advantage.
Phoenix outshot Detroit 34-23 in the game.
Next game, Detroit takes its act home to face Los Angeles looking for another win. For Phoenix, they head home to face San Jose.