Calgary will feel unfortunate that they couldn't do more with the chances they were given, outshooting the Wings 29-25 but being stoned time after time by Jimmy Howard. Howard's 28 save effort in the net gave him his 31st win on the year.
The Wings, as they so often do, opened the scoring when fourth liner Cory Emmerton netted one early in the first, and Mike Cammalleri tied the game on a Flames power play in the second. Despite that, the Flames offense never seemed to click as chances failed to provide rebounds and shots failed to navigate past Howard.
The Wings finally took the lead again at 11:29 in the third period off a Jiri Hudler goal and then iced the game at 15:58 off a goal by Drew Miller.