The Detroit Red Wings were without starting goaltender Jimmy Howard, out with a broken index finger, but the Philadelphia Flyers couldn't capitalize, falling 4-3 on the road. The game was knotted at three goals apiece heading into the third period, but Johan Franzen beat Sergei Bobrovsky thanks to some nifty passing from Nicklas Lidstrom and Henrik Zetterberg to put the Red Wings up for good.
Brayden Schenn notched his first goal of the game on a wide open net in the first period after backup Red Wings goaltender Joey MacDonald mishandled the puck behind his own net. His second goal put the Flyers up 2-1 in the second period, off an assist from Braydon Coburn. Pavel Datsyuk scored from 28 feet out on a powerplay to the tie the game once again.
Maxime Talbot scored on a tip-in off a pass from Scott Hartnell, but the Red Wings were once again quick with a response. Henrik Zetterberg found nylon two minutes later from 36-feet out. For the night, Bobrovsky faced 25 shots on goal to 29 for MacDonald.